This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
As there are but few scarlet bouvardias, Dazzler, raised by Mr. Balchin, is likely to prove valuable to both market and private growers. I have seen it in the nursery of the raiser, and I saw the plants that were exhibited at the meeting of the Royal Horticultural Society, in November last, and I must confess that I am most favorably impressed with it. The growth is rather strong, but very free branching, and the flowers, which are of rather large size, are borne in fine trusses freely and continuously over remarkably long periods. The flowers are of a brilliant scarlet, reminding one of the vivid coloring of that old and useful summer-flowering species, B. angustifolia. - Gardener's Magazine.