A genus of heath-like graceful shrubs with grass-like leaves and crowds of delicate white flowers. On account of its exquisite fragrance and delicate foliage this plant is much used in decorating and filling vases. It delights in a light, sandy soil and plenty of water. As it is rather a dwarf grower, it should be planted near the walks or on the edges of shrub-groups, for if planted among strong-growing shrubs it is apt to get lost or grown over.
Propagate by cuttings placed in a propagating house in gentle heat at any time between April and September; after they are rooted, pot them singly in thumb pots, giving them larger pots as required and using leafy sandy soil.