In the enterprise displayed by nurserymen, horticulturists and florists of our country, in importing, and their skill in raising, all the new and choice varieties of plants grown in Europe, few only have given their attention to that beautiful " Queen of Flowers," the Rose, and within a very recent date only, a very limited number of new and improved varieties added. The grand displays in London and other cities in Europe of recent date, and the special attention given to the growing of new seedlings, has proven that the Rose is susceptible of as great improvement in beauty of foliage, habit, vigor and delicacy of color as other plants. The great and most successful growers of Europe, such as Verdier, Lacharme, Levet, Mar -gottin, Guillot, Schwartz, Wm. Paul, Paul and Sons, Ducher, Pernet, Gonod, Bradel, Damaison, Soupert at Netting, Liabaud and others, have added to their fame, in a few years past? by producing from seedlings the most charming flowers, some of whom grow annually fifty thousand seedlings, and from these select only a few which they will send out as worthy of special growth and merit.

From more than 300 new varieties imported by us from introductions since 1870, it would require too much space to name the beauty and merits of most of them, but will at present mention only a few that we have grown and flowered successfully and can speak of their merits. The following Teas, importations of 1873, promising well, are :

Ma Capucine (Level), a beautiful apricot yellow, free flowering, medium in size, and color very distinct ami new, and will certainly be an acquisition to bouquets.

Le Nankin (Ducher), a charming rose, large, full and well formed; a rich, coppery yellow.

Henry Lecoq (Ducher), a perfect rosy fawn color, fine size, with long petals, forming a long and beautiful bud, and certainly bids fair to be a favorite of bouquet-makers.

Souvenir de Paul Neron (Levet), fine salmon yellow, edged with rose, large flower, and free blooming.

Madam Jules Margotten (Levet), a very delicate pink, tinged with yellow, free flowering and beautiful form.

Comte de Grovel (Levet), a very light straw color, very free flowering and very sweet.

La Jonquil le (Ducher), a small flower, the deepest yellow yet introduced, fine in bud, good for boquets.

Marie Van Houtte (Ducher), white, slightly tinted with yellow, petals edged with rose; an exquisite rose of free growth.

Annette (Seaut), large, deep orange yellow, changing to white; fine for bouquets.

Bianqui (Ducher), a pure white, profuse bloomer.

Madam de Narbonne (Pradel), large flowers, bright yellow, very pretty.

Madame Camille (Guillot), a free blooming, delicate salmon pink, large and full, and cupped flower.

Jeanne D'Arc - Beautiful clear yellow, abundant bloomer and fine form, exceedingly prolific in blossoming.

The following Teas, importations of 1871 . and 1872, are of superior quality and vigorous growth:

Madam Trifle - a large double, salmon yellow: growth very vigorous.

Madam Celina Noirey - rose color, large and full flower, immense bud, free bloomer, dark green foliage; very vigorous.

Madam Berrard - Beautiful clear rose color, shaded delicate yellow, rapid grower and good habit.

Madam Ducher - clear yellow, large and full, and abundant bloomer.

Coquette de Lyon - canary color, medium in size, fine form and very beautiful.

Madam Azelie Imbert - full and fine formed, salmon yellow; growth vigorous.

Hortensia - large flower, with white petals shaded to a beautiful rose color; fine form.

Those last named are robust and vigorous, and well suited for forming beds on lawns' or gardens, requiring in our climate only slight protection during the winter.

Of the recent importations of Hybrid Perpetuals, we have found the following deserving of special merit:

Felioean David (E. Verdier), a beautiful deep red, shaded with violet, changing sometimes to a deep rose color; very vigorous and free flowering.

MacMahon (E. Verdier), a fine, deep rose color, with expanded sepals, foliage very deep green, very vigorous and free flowering.

Coquette des Blanches (Lacharme), a large, white, globular rose, very vigorous and a great acquisition.

Perle des Blanches (Lacharme), another beautiful pure white, smaller in size, well formed and very vigorous grower.

Madame Laoharme (Lacharme), a superb white, shaded with rose, changing to a pure white; one of superior merit.

Andre Dunant (Schwartz), a charming pink, with light silvery edges; fine form.

Baronne Louis Uxkull (Guillot), a beautiful carmine rose color, finely cupped, very sweet and free flowering.

Etienne Levet (Levet), carmine of great beauty, free flowering and fine form.

Pierre Izambert (Gantreau), deep velvety crimson red, petals beautifully recurved, full, large and of vigorous growth.

Madame George Schwartz (Schwartz), a superb rose color, very beautiful, free flowering, and one of the best new roses out.

Alexander de Humboldt - deep red, petals edged with white, flowering abundantly, and robust in growth.

Candide - large and full, rose of a delicate flesh color, changing to white; very attractive.

Madame Poignant (Pradel), a beautiful bright rose color, very free in flowering, very fragrant, and a delightful rose.

Enfant Chatillion - a beautiful redish purple, of fine form, and very free flowering, and vigorous growth.

Mrs. Laing (E. Verdier), a bright carmine rose color, elegant dark green foliage; a superb rose of vigorous growth.

These are a few only of the flowers from importations of last spring, and I cannot say as yet they excel in beauty some of those of 1871 and '72, some of which have blossomed for us for two years, and several we thought only ordinary proved, last year, to be indeed charming flowers of the most brilliant colors, whilst others were as delicate in their rosy hues as the choicest Teas, such as Madam La Baronne de Rothschild, Marquise de Castellane, Princess Christian, etc, though retaining all the hardy qualities of the old varieties.