This well-known hardy annual is another of our Fall-blooming favorites, being much used for cut flowers in decorating rooms as it lasts well in water. It thrives in any good garden soil, well enriched with manure.

Propagate by seeds sown in March in a cold frame; cover the seeds very lightly with finely sifted sandy leaf-mold. Transplant them, when two inches high, into boxes, placing them four inches apart; plant them in the open early in May, two feet apart; mulch the ground well with old manure and water freely during the Summer months.