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.
A certain florist publishes in his catalogue, a caution to his customers, in regard to the above carnation, saying that it is almost worthless for the cut flower trade, by reason of losing its fresh appearance so soon after being cut.
I would like to have an expression of opinion from florists who have tested it; and ask all such to be kind enough to send me at once, a brief statement of their estimate of the variety: and I will send a report of the result of the canvas, for publication in the Gardener's Monthly. My own opinion has been favorable to the variety; but I have no interest in it, further than to discover its value to the trade.