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.
This huge double variety, which you saw at the Regent's Park Show on the 2d of June last, will be distributed by Mr Henry Cannell of Woolwich in the coming autumn. He thus describes it: "An intense bright coral-red tube and sepals; the corolla is of a most beautiful violet-blue colour, of immense size and thickness, and expanded to the extent of 2 inches and more across. The size of the blooms is certainly something extraordinary, and will cause a sensation in every greenhouse." If you are an admirer of floricultural monstrosities, purchase it; if, on the other hand, you admire what is elegant and graceful in Fuchsias - don't.