There are red, pink and white forms of this plant and the last named is the only one grown by the commercial florist. The young shoots root readily in an ordinary propagating bed. They grow quickly and if given much root room will not flower tor a long time. They are hardly of consequence enough to occupy bench room, but where you have a chance to plant them out in a box or confined space at the end of a house the flowers will be at times very useful.

Pot very firmly in some good, coarse sod. They can be thinned out and cut back in the spring. A carnation house temperature will suit them very well. i know of no use that we can make of them as small plants.