Browallia elata. - Blue Amethyst. - A tender annual from Peru, named by Linnaeus in honor of John Browallius. It grows one and a half foot high, and bears an abundance of small bright-blue flowers, from July to September. There is a variety with white flowers.
To have it in perfection, it should be sown in hot-beds, and transplanted into the open ground the first of June. The plants are very minute when they first make their appearance, and, unless protected from the sun, are liable to be destroyed. In the open ground, it should be sown about the 10th of May.