This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The Gardener's Chronicle says: "Few plants are more worthy of culture for conservatory decoration during the winter months than Daphne in-dica rubra. The glossy green foliage and rich rosy flowers are alike attractive; but the chief claim of this plant to notice is its powerful and delightful perfume. The flowers are also remarkable for their lasting quality, continuing fresh and enjoyable for three months. Small plants in four and five-inch pots are particularly valuable for various purposes of decoration in rooms and greenhouses during the months of December, January, and February. This variety is not only the best in color, but is the most free in growth of the somewhat slow-growing section of the genus to which it belongs.