This is one of the most beautiful of the summer-garden flowers, from its great variety of color and abundant bloom. It has also the charm of a sweet perfume. It supplies many shades of colored bloom - white, rose, scarlet, purple, and variegated. Each variety should be planted separately, and several feet from any other plant. When support is required by the growing plant, a light rod will serve the purpose. The seed should be sown in rich ground in the early spring, the plant growing five or six feet high, and blooming from July to October.
In city gardens, indeed, it often proves difficult to cultivate, it being subject to the attack of minute insects which are almost impossible to eradicate. While in some gardens it grows freely and blooms profusely, in others it sadly fails, all efforts to destroy its enemies proving without avail.