Madia elegans. - Elegant Madia. - A pretty annual, of recent introduction. The seeds should be planted in the border in May. If the plants can have a shady location, it will be much the best, as the bright sunshine causes the petals of the flower to curl up, thus destroying much of their beauty. The flowers are large, with yellow rays and brown disk. Early in the morning, or just at night, the blossoms appear exceeding splendid; about two feet high.