Schizopetalon Walkeri. - Walker's Schizopetalon. - This is a singular plant, about one foot high, with curious white flowers; the segments of the corolla are finely cut into many feathery divisions. The flowers are very frail, being soon spoiled by the sun.
This remarkable plant is a native of Chili, whence it was originally introduced by the late Mr. Walker, in 1821. It is a hardy annual, thriving best in a light, sandy soil, and is increased by seeds, which it however perfects but sparingly, and that only in dry and warm summers. To hasten their growth, and thereby insure the maturing of seeds, the young plants should be raised in a frame, and planted out in a sunny border about the middle of May.
The flowers are very fragrant, e serially in the evening. 18*