This is a plant of recent introduction, but its good qualities will make it a favorite as soon as it becomes better known. It is of very easy culture, doing well in a soil of loam and sand. It requires a moderate amount of water, and plenty of light. Its foliage has a mint-like fragrance, when touched. Its flowers are of the purest white, like those of the Astilbe, light, airy, and graceful, borne in spikes well above the foliage.



Its flowering season is February and March.

After flowering, the plant should be cut back until little but a stub is left of the main stalk and branches. Keep it quite dry for a month or two. As soon as growth sets in more water should be given, but use no fertilizer until late in the fall.