DC., from Rio de la Plata basin, is prob ably the only species gro\vn in European gardens and in California. Fls. 1 in. long, bright scarlet, in racemes, somewhat like Wist-aria: will stand some cold. Propa gated by seeds, cuttings, or suckers, freely produced on grown up plants. (Syn. Cumptosema rubicundum, H°°k- & Am-)