RHODOTHAMNUS CHAMAECISTUS (_syn Rhododendron Chamaecistus_).--Ground

Cistus. Alps of Austria and Bavaria, 1786. A very handsome shrub, of

small growth, and widely distributed in Bavaria, Switzerland, and

elsewhere. Planted in peaty soil and in a rather damp, shady situation

it thrives best, the oval-serrate leaves, covered with white, villous

hairs, and pretty rosy flowers, giving it an almost unique appearance.

It is a charming rock shrub and perfectly hardy.