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.
Messrs. Haage & Schmidt, of Erfurt, send us a colored plate of a beautiful rosy-pink species, of which the following cut will show the habit. We have found the species generally to do remarkably well under cultivation in America - even the sea-side Statice Limonium, or Sea Lavender of the Atlantic coast doing very well, indeed, in any ordinary garden soil, and this one will probably do as well as any. It will flower through our earlier summer months. It is one of the annual species, and the earlier it is sown probably the better. A large mass is said to be very striking.