This section is from the book "The Florists' Manual", by William Scott. Also available from Amazon: The Florist's Manual.
The species that is useful to the florist is called by many names. Ground ivy is one, and the Germans apply the elegant name of louse krout. The variegated form of this little weed is one of our best basket plants. It starts to grow so well and makes such a fine appearance in a vase or basket that, weed as it may be, it is well worth growing.
The ends of the growths, a few inches long, should be put into 2-inch pots in September, three or four in each pot, and placed in a coldframe. Kept shaded and moist they will soon be rooted, and then the glass should be removed till severe weather arrives, when the glass should again go on. Leave them in the frame till end of March, when they should be got out and shifted into 3-inch pots and started growing in the greenhouse. We place them along the edges of benches or shelves where their quick growing shoots can hang down.
Few plants will make such a veil of growth to cover the woodwork of our rustic baskets or the moss of our hanging baskets as this little creeping Jenny, but do not attempt to keep it in the greenhouse all winter or it will be useless.