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.
Sweetness and elegance, combined with such freedom of growth and vigor of constitution as permits, without injury, foliage and flowers to be cut in abundance, will always render this Pelargonium a favorite; there is, moreover, a smaller variety of it, the leaves of which, from their minute subdivison, are exceedingly elegant. Both kinds grow freely, especially when planted out either in the open air or in the greenhouse or •conservatory. They are well adapted for planting against a wall or pillar in some light situation under glass, as the growth in such positions is very rapid and continuous, and, though their lilac flowers are small, the successional way in which they are produced for several months - commencing early in the Spring - adds much to their value. I think, from what has come under my own observation and the information I have gleaned from others, that the variegated Pelargonium called Lady Plymouth must be a sport from this variety. If my information be correct this must have occurred some fifty years ago.
I have often seen green shoots on plants of Lady Plymouth; in fact, we have several now that seem to be identical with those of the Rasp-berry-leaved kind, P. Radula. One need say but little about its culture, as a plant that has held its own for so many years, when so many of its contemporaries, introduced about the same date, have disappeared, requires no special treatment. It is just the plant for the cottage window, or to plant out in Summer in the little border in front of the cottage. - E. Hobday in Garden.