In England, this is classed as a curious greenhouse climber, and practically it is unknown here to lovers of popular flower gardening.

Recently, a correspondent of The London Garden wrote an enthusiastic description of its great beauty and easy culture in the United States, and it called to mind the propriety of once more directing public attention to it as a desirable favorite for every garden. The plant is as vigorous as an ordinary honeysuckle, starts early and lasts down to the latest frost. "The leaves appear in sets of five, like the horse chestnut, but the leaflets are only about an inch in length. The flowers appear soon after the leaves, and are delicately fragrant, not quite so strong as the honeysuckle. The flowers are very striking, from there being two sets in each bunch. The females are the showiest, sweetest and most beautiful. The flowers are about one-half of an inch wide, and of rich plum color. Does well anywhere."

We have wondered considerably where Johnson Cottage Gardener's Dictionary obtained the information to class it as a "greenhouse climber," when, from experience in American gardening, it is as hardy as any native vine.

It originated in Japan, and was introduced into America twenty years ago by John Feast, of Baltimore.