A large genus of free-flowering shrubs of compact, bushy habit, having flowers pea-shaped and mostly yellow in color, growing freely in any garden soil (preferably light and sandy) and requiring no artificial irrigation after the first year.

Propagate by seeds sown, in Spring, one-quarter of an inch deep in the open ground, or in boxes in cold frame; when the seedlings are from four to six inches high, prick them out in boxes or in the open ground. Plant them in permanent quarters when they are from twelve to eighteen inches high; water them during the first year after planting. All are worthy a place in the pleasure-ground.