MITRARIA COCCINEA.--Scarlet Mitre Pod. Chiloe, 1848. This is only hardy

in the South of England and Ireland, and even there it requires wall

protection. It is a pretty little shrub, with long, slender shoots,

which, during the early part of the summer, are studded with the bright

red, drooping blossoms, which are urn-shaped, and often nearly 2 inches

long. It delights in damp, lumpy, peat.