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.
We have in this country two species of Stuartia namely, pen-tagyna and Virginica both exceedingly beautiful. In the English Garden, for July 13th, there is a colored plate of the Virginica. Judging from the remarks on the illustration, it appears that there are as few specimens of Stuartia in England as there are under culture here. The large white flowers are very attractive, resembling those of a single Camellia, in fact Stuartias and Camellias belong to the same natural order. The Stuartia was first brought to notice by Catesby, a South Carolina botanist, who named it in honor of John Stuart one of the Marquises of Bute.