(Crown Vetch. Nat. Ord. Leguminosae).This is a genus of handsome free flowering greenhouse plants of easy culture, and herbaceous plants suitable for the rock garden. There are also shrubby and creeping species, which it would be beyond the scope of the present work to describe. The greenhouse species may be easily propagated by inserting cuttings under a hand-light or bellglass during the summer months, very little heat being required. A suitable soil for both cuttings and established plants is two-thirds peat, one-third loam, and plenty of silver sand. Temperature required, 40- 50 degrees F. The two best sorts are : Coronilla glauca.Fragrant yellow. Flowers from June to July. Height, 2 ft. C. glauca variegata. Yellow. Flowers from June to July. Height, 2 ft. Roek Garden Species.The three described below are attractive and bear pea-shaped flowers. They thrive in loamy soil, and are easily propagated by the division of the roots in the autumn, or by seeds which germinate freely if sown in gentle heat in March. Coronilla cappadocica (Syn. C. iberica).This has prostrate stems well clothed with leaves. Flowers bright yellow. Site sunny. Soil deep loam. Flowering Period, June to July. Height, 3 ins. C. minima.This is a very dwarf species. Flowers yellow. Site sunny. Soil deep loam. Flowering Period, June to July. Height, 2 ins. C. varia.This forms a bushy plant, the juice of which is poisonous. Flowers bright rose. Site sunny. Soil ordinary loam. Flowering Period, June toJuly. Height, 18 ins. See also SHRUBS.
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