This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
A pure white Heliotrope, long desired, seems to have been at length produced, judging by the following from the Journal of Horticulture: "Fragrant flowers are general favorites, and any improvement upon those we already possess must be welcome to all. This Mr. H. Cannell has unquestionably provided in the new Heliotrope White Lady, which was shown in excellent condition at Kensington last week and awarded a first class certificate. The chief characteristics distinguishing it from other varieties of the well-known plant are the great size of the corymbs, the large individual flowers of which are quite white, and the fragrance is powerful even for Heliotrope. The habit, too, is compact, and the plant appears to be sturdy and floriferous in no mean degree".