Messrs. Parsons & Co., of Flushing, have successfully introduced this rose. A small plant, which they had the kindness to send us lately, has produced some fine flowers, pure white, striped with red, and we trust, when older, will show its full character. Mr. Fortune, it will be remembered, brought this plant out to England from China, and his account of it - given in his travels, is the following: "Another rose, which the Chinese call five-colored, was found in the gardens; it belongs to the section commonly called China Roses in this country - but sports in a very strange and beautiful manner. Sometimes it produces self-colored blooms, being either wholly red, or French white, and frequently having flowers of both colors on one plant at the same time, while at other times the flowers are striped with the colors above mentioned. This will be as hardy as our common China Rose."

On inquiring of Mr. Cadness, (at Messrs. Parson's establishment,) respecting the behavior of this new variety in this country, we received the following note from him. Ed.

Fortune's Five Colored Rose is undoubtedly a great novelty amongst roses, but like all flowers of its character, requires nice cultivation in order to get the flowers true. We have not, as yet, we consider, paid that attention to its culture which it undoubtedly requires, having given it the same treatment as our other China and Tea gorous growth for a supply of wood, for cuttings, etc. Yet, under this treatment, we have had flowers beautifully marked and very perfect, being flaked and striped exactly like a carnation. The colors are very bright, and the marking very distinct and clear, and I have no doubt, that in proper soil, and under proper treatment, the character of the flowers will be permanent. It flowers more perfectly in winter and spring, but as soon as the weather becomes hot they loose their color, and often become nearly single. Another season we hope to give it a fair trial, and test its merits, and as it appears to seed very freely, I think it cannot but become valuable for hybridising, etc.

Yours, C, Flushing, 2N. Y., May, 1851.