Saturday, 28 February 2009
This is from South America : it is a pleasing plant of moderate size, with a shrubby stem and loose branches, flowering in July and August.
It requires the stove heat, and may be increased by cuttings. It thrives in loam and peat soil.
VISMIA (named in honour of M. de Visme, a merchant of Lisbon)
V. glabra Peru introduced 1824
V. guianensis Guiana 1824
V. guineensis Guiana 1823