This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
I have been favored with an opinion on this subject from thirteen different florists, and they are all favorable to the variety, although two of them mention that there has been some dispute as to the keeping qualities of the flowers when cut. One firm tested this, by placing one hundred blooms in an ice chest for ten days, when at the end of that time they appeared as fresh as when taken from the plants.
Its good qualities, as gathered from the reports and from my own experience, are, 1st. The plant is a strong grower and a free bloomer; 2nd. The flowers are of large size; I have myself grown them with ordinary treatment, two and three-quarter inches in diameter. 3rd. It retains its white color with greater constancy than any other variety with which I am familiar.