A genus of about three species of hardy evergreen shrubs, natives of New Zealand and Australia. They have compound leaves and bear great masses of brilliant scarlet pea-shaped blossoms, continuing in bloom for several months. Clianthus puniceus is the hardiest of the genus and is of the most easy culture, growing freely in any soil of a sandy nature either in the open or in partial shade.

Propagate by cuttings of half-ripe wood inserted in a cold frame in March and shaded from hot sunshine until rooted when they should be potted singly in three-inch pots and grown on until required.

Clianthus puniceus.