H. A. Of South African origin, these free-floweringmust be raised in heat in the usual way. They prefer a sunny away from cold winds and fairly rich soil is desirable for best results. Plant 6 in. apart for full effect in broad borders or large patches. The short, trumpet-shaped are in a bewildering variety of shades and colours and go on for many weeks; indeed by successional sowings in warmth, flowering can be sustained in the practically all the year. For spring outside bedding, in February, transplant early in May; for summer bedding, sow end of March; sow in July or August for winter greenhouse , and for spring in the greenhouse sow mid-September. Most strains grow to about 1 ft.