A genus of elegant annual flowering plants excellent for early Spring bedding, or, preferably, for covering the ground among upright growing shrubs, all being of the easiest culture and thriving in any soil.

Propagate by sowing the seeds, where they are to flower, early in October, or after the first rains, covering them very lightly. When the young plants are two or three inches high, thin them to six inches apart and the result will be a pleasing ground-work of pretty pale-blue, giving a fine finish to the flower-bed or shrubbery group.