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.
No doubt Mrs. M. D. Wellcome is right in saying this charming plant is not so extensively grown as it should be. But we may find it advertised in many catalogues. I have at present a small plant in bloom in my greenhouse which perfumes the whole house with a very pleasing odor. Some years ago I grew a very large plant of the above-named, and trained it on a balloon trellis and always managed to get it at its best by Easter. Few plants surpass it for decoration ; it is also an excellent flower for cutting, for making bouquets, etc. The plant can be grown with almost any general collection, but it delights in a warm, moist atmosphere, with good rich soil to grow in.
[It is rather a common plant, and found in most good plant collections. - Ed. G. M].