Maurandia Barclayana is an elegant green-house, climbing perennial, but may be raised from seed, and brought forward in a frame, so as to flower profusely from August to October, or till severe frosts later in the season. Plants may be had at most green-houses, at small expense, which, put out in the border with a little frame to which to attach its tendrils, will be loaded with its rich, purple, foxglove-shaped flowers, every day through the season. There are a number of other varieties, all handsome. The plants will grow from five to ten feet high.