B., S. E. Central 0., says: - "Some bulbs of this fine old variety, planted deeper than usual (four or five inches), were overlooked in taking the others up last fall. The past winter was mild, and they seemed to suffer no injury, as they started early and have grown well. They have been in bloom for a week or more, and are finer than ever before, rivaling even Meyerbeer in splendor of coloring."