CARDIANDRA ALTERNIFOLIA.--Japan, 1866. With its neat habit, and pretty

purple-and-white, plentifully-produced flowers, this is worthy of the

small amount of care and coddling required to insure its growth in this

country. Hailing from Japan, it cannot be reckoned as very hardy, but

treated as a wall plant this pretty evergreen does well and flowers

freely. It can, however, be said that it is equally hardy with some

of the finer kinds of Hydrangea, to which genus it is nearly allied.