H. A. Thisor bedding plant, valued for the beauty of its variegated foliage, is best treated as an . Sowings should be made in March — in rather than in pans, so as to have depth of earth — in sandy loam with moist heat; water sparingly, as they are liable to damp off. The final should be of moderate size only as plants do best when pot bound. Pinch tops to make bushy. Dobic’s Rainbow strain is as good as any with in combinations of red, pink, coppery-green and yellow.