This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Williams Brothers, Sharon, Pa., write: "We send you to-day a flower of the old fuchsia, Mrs. Marshall, which is double, thinking it might interest you. This is the first thing of the kind that has come to our notice".
[This is a twin - not a double fuchsia in the usual sense. The fuchsia normally has four sepals, four petals and eight stamens. It may be worth noting that these flowers seemed each quite perfect, but united. Yet an examination showed that there were but six stamens in each flower, and but three sepals and three petals. - Ed. G. M].