This ornamental native of Chile is a general favorite in all gardens on account of the odd coloring of its tube-shaped flowers. It thrives best in a light rich soil where the plants should be one foot apart.

Propagate by seeds sown in a gentle bottom heat in early March; cover the seeds very lightly. Prick them out three inches apart into pots or boxes as soon as the seedlings are large enough to be handled, keeping the young plants close and shaded for a few days until they take root; gradually harden them off by exposure to the open air, and plant them, where they are to bloom, when they are from four to six inches high.