This section is from the book "The Gardener V1", by William Thomson. Also available from Amazon: The New Organic Grower: A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener.
Apart from the great beauty of its flowers and fruit when cultivated in ordinary circumstances, our experience of this splendid novelty during the past spring warrants us in believing that it will soon become one of the most popular of forcing shrubs. We saw plants of about a foot high, potted in 6-inch pots, and introduced in the beginning of the year into gentle heat, with from eighteen to twenty-five of their brilliant yellowish - crimson flowers, fully expanded in the beginning of March. These, as may be imagined, were very much admired, and formed quite a feature among the other flowering-plants with which they were associated in the greenhouse. Have any of the other readers of ' The Gardener' tried it for this purpose?