Coronilla varia is the only hardy herbaceous perennial with which we are acquainted in the genus. It is worthy a place in the flower-garden, provided it is kept within due bounds. This may-be done by digging round the plant, every spring, with a spade, and removing from the ground all its young, creeping roots, which otherwise would be too neighborly with the other plants in its vicinity. Treated in this way, if the soil is not very rich, it will give an immense number of its pretty coronets of purple and white, or pink flowers, in long succession, and they are generally admired. Leaves pinnate; leaflets numerous, lanceolate, smooth. Stem lax, four feet high, requiring support from wire or light rods.