This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
In reply to W. D, who asks for the name of a blue bedding plant in the January Monthly, page 8,I would say that I know of none better than Browallia elata major, (grandiflora of some catalogues). This Browallia is an old plant but is not as extensively known as its merits entitle it to be. It is a half-hardy annual growing about eighteen inches in height. It can be readily raised from seed. The plants should be set about ten inches apart. The flowers are produced in the greatest abundance and are both beautiful and delicate. I do not think that the blue Lobelia will answer W. D.'s purpose and would advise him not to try it.