Gaillardia picta. - This is a very ornamental bedding plant. It is perennial, but not hardy enough to stand the winter; and as its seeds are mostly abortive, propagation from cuttings must be resorted to, for a stock of plants.

The plant has a dwarfy, bushy habit, producing a profusion of bloom all the season; the flowers are shaped like the Coreopsis, but much larger and finer; color, crimson, edged with yellow. The plants are sold in the spring, in small pots, with the Verbena, etc. The old plants must be taken up in autumn.