Thisold-fashioned favorite has not been grown much of late, but as there is now a tendency to return to the old style of herbaceous borders, no doubt the beautiful Lychnis, with its many varieties of charming bright colors, will again be seen in our gardens. The Lychnis thrives in any soil, but prefers a light sandy soil and a sunny situation.

In October or November prepare the soil by digging it over and raking it smooth. Then sow the seeds where they are desired to bloom, and cover them lightly. Should the young plants come up too thickly, thin them, if the tall-growing species, to one foot apart, if the dwarf-growing species, to six inches apart.