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 is a beautiful plant, possessing every property that can well be desired, and by many competent judges it has been pronounced one of the finest plants that can be grown for the decoration of the garden; and it is also very useful for conservatory work. It has been represented that it will not flower out of doors; but this is erroneous, as many can testify. Mr T. S. Ware, of Tottenham, states that he has grown it for several years, and it has hitherto bloomed very freely in his specimen border, although its large delicate foliage is apt to get injured by change of weather. If grown in pots, this evil can be avoided, and the result will amply repay any one for the trouble involved by so cultivating it. Its pure white flowers, handsome foliage, and powerful fragrance, entitle it to a place in every collection.