From inquiries made, we believe L. Gigan-teum to be hardy. When visiting the Sunningdale Nursery of Mr Charles Noble, at Bagshot, a few days ago, we saw there lines of this Lily growing between rows of coniferous plants. Here, in an ordinary season, the strongest plants make a growth of from 7 to 8 feet, and bloom freely, and the fragrance from the flowers is diffused to an extent of from 60 to 80 yards round. Owing to the prevailing drought of the past summer, the growth scarcely exceeded 4 feet. The plants have no protection; but when they begin to grow, as they do in the early part of the spring, some fern is thrown over the tops to protect the young growth. The hardihood of the Lily was further demonstrated by the fact that three years ago a heap of bulbs was left out on the open ground by accident, and stood the trial of from twelve to fourteen days of frost before they were discovered. They were then covered up, and when the frost had left them, it was found they had received no injury whatever.