This fine red - flowering hardy herbaceous species can scarcely be too highly commended. It forms one of the many valuable introductions from Japan made by Mr Robert Fortune; and though it had been described by Thunberg in his work entited 'Flora Japonica' many years ago, it had never been seen in flower in this country till exhibited by Mr Noble some months ago. It grows from 3 to 4 feet in height, and produces its fine-coloured heads of flower quite freely. For the herbaceous border it will be invaluable, and should be in every such collection.