I have been greatly pleased to notice that the young plants of this very beautiful Viola which I have here growing in my garden, display a creeping habit, a quality that cannot fail to greatly enhance its value as a bedding-plant; for, instead of growing straight upward, as is usual in this class of plants, it strikes right away horizontally, thus manifesting a decided variation, even in its growth, as well as that which also exists in its flower, to such a marked degree. It may interest those to whom it is yet unknown if I state that I had the good fortune to see this Viola used as an edging-plant in one of the finest flower-gardens in the south of England during the hot and dry month of August last; and it was not only to me a great surprise, in consequence of its novelty, but also a matter for congratulation that there existed a dwarf blue bedding-plant so constant in its character, and at the same time so effective in its decorative usefulness. It is no exaggeration to say that there was nothing else in the garden equal to it.

Whatever may have been its origin, I am certain it will obtain a large share of popularity, and I trust will also prove the progenitor of a decidedly improved race of Violas. - A. D.