This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
These are by no means rare, but as yet they can scarcely be termed meritorious. I have recently seen a number of them in flower, but cannot help considering them good flowers spoiled. The outer calyx is not continuous but disjointed, a circumstance which gives the flower a ragged appearance : if. however, it can be so far improved upon as to be developed into a perfect outer calyx as is seen in some of the forms of the Canterbury Bell, it may then become very effective. The forms of Gloxinia are well worth the attention of the florist. - D. in Garden.