This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Many of the beautiful forms of Dracaena that adorn our gardens, are species introduced direct from their native countries, but others are garden forms raised by enterprising florists. Among these last, is the one which we now bring to notice, which was raised by the Messrs. Veitch, of the Exotic.Nursery, Chelsea, London, who give the following account of it: "A hybrid raised at our nursery, having for its parents D. magnifica and D. Moore-aua, and in every respect superior to both.
In the breadth and depth of its fine leaves it follows the former, but they are larger, more undulated, and more effective; in the color of the petioles and of the younger growth it follows the latter, with the color heightened. It is a very handsome Dracaena, of dense and robust habit, with noble foliage deeply colored, the surface having a decided metallic lustre, with a tinge of crimson; the petioles of the leaves have a light but rich crimson hue".