This novelty of the present year comes to me from England, from the "Home of Flowers," at Swanley, with the compliments of H. Cannell & Son. Mr. Cannell says of it in his Floral Guide:

Firefly (Swanley Red) by far the highest and brightest color of all the family; habit dwarf, and one of the freest bloomers, throwing out flowers on strong footstalks of the finest shape; certainly one of the noblest, and when grown in a pot it flowers all winter, and all the summer when planted out, and forms one of the best flowering shrubs that we possess.