On page 40, February number, is a good article on the culture of the above plant. I have long practised a method differing somewhat from the one referred to, and described by me in last year's Country Gentleman. It is not a new method, but is not often practised in this country. The dormant plants are planted in the open ground about the middle of May and encouraged to make a good growth About the latter end of August cuttings of the young wood are taken about nine inches long, and at once inserted in four-inch pots in rich sandy loam, placed in heat, and kept well shaded until struck, they will with good management retain their leaves from the rim of the pot and give splendid bracts.