A genus of very pretty Summer and Fall-flowering shrubs with narrow pointed leaves and showy flowers. All are graceful in habit and grow well in any fair garden soil where they require very little attention if the ground is cultivated once a year and kept loose on the surface and clear of weeds.

There are several species all natives of Australia.

Propagate by seeds sown one-eighth of an inch deep in April. When the seedlings are three inches high, pot them singly in three-inch pots or plant them in light sandy soil, three inches apart, in boxes; keep the young plants in pots or boxes until the following Spring when they will be large enough to be planted in the open ground in nursery rows or in their permanent quarters.