This very useful ornamental-leaved bedding plant is much used in outlining formal figures in carpet-bedding and ribbon borders and is considered an indispensable plant for Summer-planting. It is easily propagated by cuttings inserted under glass, in September or October, or by cuttings in the Spring, inserted in sand in a hotbed or warm propagating pit. As soon as they are rooted, plant the young plants, three inches apart in light rich soil, in pots or boxes, returning them to a warm frame or greenhouse until they take root in the soil, when they may be removed to a cold frame and gradually hardened by exposure to the open air. They should be planted out in their permanent quarters late in April or early in May.