This is a strong growing plant, with somewhat the habit and appearance of the Dahlia, yet quite distinct, that has flowered in various collections the past season. The French description of it is, that it grows to a height of six to ten feet, has graceful foliage, with large, drooping, white, bell-shaped flowers.

Hovey's Magazine describes the flowers as pink or pinkish white, while Mr. Phoenix says they are white, with a purple tinge deepening at base.

It is unquestionably a good starting-point on which to produce a class of valuable flowering plants, but in itself will probably be found to flower too late in the season to be of value north of Philadelphia.

Dahlia Imperialis #1

The Floral World advises managing the Dahlia Imperialis, for the purpose of getting the most blooms and receiving the most pleasure from it, as follows: "At the end of September, or some time before the 20th of October, we carefully take it up, give it a good-sized pot, and place it in a warm green-house, which is kept closed, to recover the plant from the lifting, and in due time we transfer it to the warmest part of the conservatory. Let it be kept growing on in fact the whole year round, and take care to strike a few cuttings in April every year for planting out. Thus it may be made to do double duty and give double pleasure."

Suckers on budded roses should be carefully looked after and rubbed out. They often start strong in the fall, or when the roses are about to make renewed growth and bloom.