This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
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.