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WaitziaWaitzia are very beautiful half-hardy annuals, but more suitable for the greenhouse than the open flower-bed. They require a sandy peat and leaf-mould, and the pots to be well drained, as too much water is as destructive to them as too little.

Waitzia may be had in flower from May to August by making two sowings, one in September and the other in February, and keeping them in the greenhouse. When large enough to handle, pot off into three inch pots, putting two plants in each pot close to the sides, and shift them into larger ones when they have made sufficient growth.

Place them in a dry and airy situation and near the glass. Waitzia are unable to stand the least frost, therefore, if they are planted out, it should not be done before the beginning of June. Their height is about 1.5 feet.