(Turkeys Beard. Nat. Ord. Liliaceae).Only one species of this genus (X. asphodeloides) is at all generally grown. This is a pretty hardy herbaceous perennial useful for a sunny perennial or mixed border, and bears white flowers in May, averaging ij ft. in height. It may be grown, propagated, and planted in the same way and at the same time as other hardy perennials (see article on Perennials : General Culture of), but requires a peaty soil, and a damp situation.

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