Mr. H. B. Ell-wanger, Rochester, N. Y., writes: "By this mail I send a bloom of a seedling rose, which I think will afford convincing proof, were any needed, that we can produce just as fine roses in this country as have been obtained in France and England. I invite you to compare this with any of that lovely trio, Marie Baumann, Marie Rady, Alfred Colomb, believing this to be equal in merit to any of them. It is a carmine-crimson, of the same build as Alfred Colomb, quite as large and as full; the color is more like that of Marie Rady than any other sort. This is the third bloom taken from the plant; two more will open to-morrow and promise to be quite as fine as the specimen sent. The plant remained during the past winter in an exposed position, entirely unprotected, and no surrounding varieties withstood the winter so well, excepting Mme. Jolly and General Jacqueminot. It is a seedling from General Jacqueminot and seems quite as vigorous as that sort, but the wood and foliage more resemble Alfred Colomb."

[We are glad to find, by this beautiful and distinct rose, that Mr. Ellwanger's enthusiasm has been so well rewarded. - Ed. G. M.]