Gaillardia picta. - Painted Gaillardia. - A very handsome plant, naturally a perennial, but produces its flowers the first year from seed, if started early. It does not stand the winter without protection. It has large, beautiful crimson and yellow flowers in August; one to two feet high.

G. bicolor. - Two-colored Gaillardia. - This variety appears identical with Gaillardia picta, excepting all the leaves being entire. The fine large blossoms, more than two inches across, the large crimson disk, surrounded by a ray of fine yellow, produce a very showy appearance, and render the plant well deserving a place in every flower-garden. Gaillardia, in compliment to M. Gaillard de Marentonneau, an amateur botanist.