Beautiful green-house plants, but flower finely in the open ground as annuals.

Alonsoa incisifolia. - Nettle-leaved Alonsoa. - The flowers of all the species are a rich scarlet, which are produced all the season. This species has nettle-shaped but delicate leaves; one to two feet high. The seed may be sown the last of May, in the open ground, or in the hot-bed, in April.

A. grandijiora has larger flowers, but very much like the last.