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.
This beautiful plant is worthy of a place in every collection however small it may be. None but those who have seen a specimen can form any idea of its beauty, when covered with its immense Hydrangea-like trusses of rosy pink flowers, as fragrant as a Heliotrope; in fact it fills a whole house with its perfume. There is in Mr. Geo. Such's Camellia house, South Am-boy, N. J., a magnificent specimen planted out amongst the camellias. All those who saw this plant just before Christmas will forever think of its beauty. It lasts for several weeks in bloom, and is in great demand by the florists, which makes it more valuable, at that season of the year especially. Why is it that this plant is neglected bo long when it is without doubt one of the finest plants in cultivation, and so easily grown when planted out?