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.
H. J. Purdy & Co., Seneca Falls, N. Y., write: "We also have several plants of a variegated fuchsia raised by us from a sport from Arabella Improved. The leaves retain their color now to the third generation. It is a strong grower under high culture, has the blossom of the parent plant, and has altogether a very pretty appearance. Until your answer to the letter of J. R. & A. Bather, of Clinton, Iowa, we were flattering ourselves that at some future day we were going to offer to the public a valuable acquisition to the catalogue of fuchsias. The foliage is very pretty, and when exposed to the sun looks very much like the leaves of geranium L'elegante."