The Polygala is an extensive genus comprising over two hundred species, only a few of which are worthy of cultivation, Polygala Dalmaisiana (the common species) being the best of the genus.

It loves a cool climate near the coast away from frost, although it will stand a few degrees without injury. The Polygala, like the European Whin, seems to flower every month in the year and has a neat dwarf bushy habit.

Propagate by cuttings placed in a cold frame in sand and leaf-mold, in October; when rooted, pot them off singly in thumb-pots, shading the newly potted plants until they get over the change.

Polygala Dalmaisiana.