The Flower Garden Display'd (October 1732) pp. 89-90
R. Montagu, J. Brindley, C. Corbett

Num. XIX. Bella Donna Lilly. This is the Lilly of Damascus; and I was informed it was first sent over to the great Patron of Botany, Dr. Compton, Bishop of London; it is bulbous-rooted, like the Guernsey Lilly, but brings Flowers like a Lilly, in form of a Flesh-Colour, sweet-scented; it requires a Green House in the Winter; but in other respects is to be manag’d like Numb. XV. [Autumn Carnation] in this month.