This section is from the book "The Florist And Garden Miscellany". Also see: All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space!.
Messrs. Jackson and Son, Nurserymen, Kingston-on-Thames, are the raisers of the variety which forms our Illustration. It is one of many they have raised from seeds saved from some of the finest-petalled kinds, such as Alnut's White, Chandlerii, and Gilesh; they suppose it owes its parentage to the former variety. It is a flower of very great delicacy and purity, such as no artist or colourer can do full justice to, of a fine robust habit, an abundant bloomer, and with excellent foliage. The petals are broad and cupped, without the deep indentation so common in broad-leaved Camellias, and well imbricated. Our drawing was made from a flower which should have been at Worton Cottage on the 3d, and when our artist was present; but through a mistake it miscarried, and Mr. Andrews had it when past its best. The flowers which have been submitted to us since the drawing was made have been very superior to the one so beautifully depicted.
* Vol. for 1849, p. 313.
We may take this opportunity of stating, that there are some beautiful high-coloured flowers, of exquisite form as regards the arrangement of the petals, and particularly of their centres, which will be seen next season. Two of them have been submitted to us, and we look for their re-appearance with considerable interest. They are the productions of a most successful seedling-raiser.