This beautiful hardy native annual makes a most attractive mass of color when grown in a suitable place, as for example, a sunny spot in the open ground away from the garden proper, among the shrubs or in any semi-waste spot where a Spring effect is desired. It is of easy culture; in November spade the ground and, after raking it over, sow the seeds one-eighth of an inch deep. Should the seeds germinate too thickly, thin the young plants, when two inches high, to three or four inches apart and they will require no further attention.