PARROTIA PERSICA.--Persia, 1848. Well known for the lovely autumnal

tints displayed by the foliage when dying off. But for the flowers, too,

it is well worthy of culture, the crimson-tipped stamens of the male

flowers being singularly beautiful and uncommon. In February it is no

unusual sight to see on well-established plants whole branches that are

profusely furnished with these showy flowers. For planting in a warm

corner of a rather dry border it seems to be well suited; but it is

perfectly hardy and free of growth when suited with soil and site. It is

as yet rare in cultivation, but is sure, when better known and more

widely disseminated, to become a general favourite with lovers of hardy


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