_List of annuals by height._

It is obviously impossible to make any accurate or definite list of plants in terms of their height, but the beginner may be aided by approximate measurements. The following lists are made from Bulletin 161 of the Cornell Experiment Station, which gives tabular data on many annuals grown at Ithaca, N.Y. Seeds of most of the kinds were sown in the open, rather late. "The soil varied somewhat, but it was light and well tilled, and only moderately rich." Ordinary good care was given the plants. The average height of the plants of each kind at full growth, as they stood on the ground, is given in these lists. Of course, these heights might be less or more with different soils, different treatments, and different climates; but the figures are fairly comparable among themselves.

The measurements are based on the stock supplied by leading seedsmen under the trade names here given. It is not unlikely that some of the discrepancies were due to mixture of seed or to stock being untrue to type; some of it may have been due to soil conditions. The same name may be found in two divisions in some instances, the plants having been grown from different lots of seeds. The lists will indicate to the grower what variations he may expect in any large lot of seeds.

Seedsmen's catalogues should be consulted for what the trade considers to be the proper and normal heights for the different plants.

Plants 6-8 in. high

Abronia umbellata grandiflora. Alyssum compactum. Callirrho involucrata. Godetia, Bijou, Lady Albemarle, and Lady Satin Rose. Gypsophila muralis. Kaulfussia amelloides. Leptosiphon hybridus. Linaria Maroccana. Lobelia Erinus and Erinus Elegant. Nemophila atomaria, discoidalis, insignis, and maculata. Nolana lanceolata, paradoxa, prostrata, and atriplicifolia. Podolepis chrysantha and affinis. Portulaca. Rhodanthe Manglesii. Sedum caeruleum. Silene pendula ruberrima. Verbena.

Plants 9-12 in. high

Alyssum. Asperula setosa azurea. Brachycome iberidifolia. Calandrinia umbellata elegans. Callirrho pedata nana. Centaurea Cyanus Victoria Dwarf Compact. Centranthus macrosiphon nanus. Collinsia bicolor, candidissima and multicolor marmorata. Convolvulus minor and tricolor. Eschscholtzia crocea. Gamolepis Tagetes. Gilia laciniata and linifolia. Godetia Duchess of Albany, Prince of Wales, Fairy Queen, Brilliant, grandiflora maculata, Whitneyi, Duke of Fife, rubicunda splendens. Helipterum corymbiflorum. Iberis affinis. Kaulfussia amelloides atroviolacea, and a. kermesina. Leptosiphon androsaceus and densiflorus. Linaria bipartita splendida. Matthiola dwarf Forcing Snowflake, Wallflower-leaved. Mesembryanthemum crystallinum. Mimulus cupreus. Nemophila atomaria oculata and marginata. Nigella. Nolana atriplicifolia. Omphalodes linifolia. oenothera rosea and tetraptera. Phlox, Large-flowering Dwarf and Dwarf Snowball. Rhodanthe maculata. Saponaria Calabrica. Schizanthus pinnatus. Silene Armeria and pendula. Specularia. Viscaria oculata cserulea.

Plants 13-17 in. high

Abronia umbellata. Acroclinium album and roseum. Brachycome iberidifolia alba. Browallia Czerniakowski and elata. Cacalia. Calandrinia grandiflora. Calendula sulphurea flore pleno. Chrysanthemum carinatum. Collomia coccinea. Convolvulus minor and minor unicaulis. Dianthus, the Margaret varieties, Dwarf Perpetual, Caryophyllus semperflorens, Chinensis, dentosus hybridus, Heddewigii, imperialis, laciniatus, plumarius, superbus dwarf, picotee, Comtesse de Paris. Elsholtzia cristata. Eschscholtzia Californica, Mandarin, maritima and tenuifolia. Gaillardia picta. Gilia achillesefolia alba and nivalis. Helipterum Sanfordii. Hieracium, Bearded. Iberis amara, coronaria Empress, coronaria White Rocket, Sweet-scented, umbellata, umbellata carnea, and umbellata lilacina. Leptosiphon carmineus. Lupinus nanus, sulphureus. Malope grandiflora. Matthiola, Wallflower-leaved and Virginian stock. Mirabilis alba. Nigella. oenothera Lamarckiana. Palafoxia Hookeriana. Papaver, Shirley and glaucum. Petunia. Phlox of many kinds. Salvia Horminum. Schizanthus papilionaceus. Statice Thouini and superba. Tagetes, Pride of the Garden and Dwarf. Tropaeolum, many kinds of dwarf. Venidium calendulaceum. Verbena of several kinds. Viscaria Coeli-rosa, elegans picta, oculata, and oculata alba. Whitlavia gloxinioides.

Plants 18-23 in. high

Adonis aestivalis and autumnalis. Amarantus atropurpureus. Calendula officinalis, Meteor, suffruticosa, and pluvialis. Calliopsis bicolor marmorata. Callirrho pedata. Centaurea Cyanus minor Blue and suaveolens. Centranthus macrosiphon. Chrysanthemum Burridgeanum, carinatum, tricolor Dunnettii. Cosmidium Burridgeanum. Delphinium (annual). Eutoca Wrangeliana. Gaillardia picta (Fig. 245), Lorenziana. Gilia achilleaefolia, a. rosea and tricolor. Helichrysum atrosanguineum. Ipomoea coccinea. Linum grandiflorum. Loasa tricolor. Lupinus albus, hirsutus and pubescens. Malope grandiflora alba. Matricaria eximia plena. Matthiola, several kinds. oenothera Drummondii. Papaver Mephisto, cardinale, c. hybridum, c. Danebrog, umbrosum. Tagetes patula and signata. Vicia Gerardii. Whitlavia grandiflora and g. alba. Xeranthemum album and multiflorum album. Zinnias of many kinds (all not mentioned in other lists).

Plants 24-30 in. high

Bartonia aurea. Calendula officinalis fl. pl., Prince of Orange and Pongei. Calliopsis elegans picta. Cardiospermum Halicacabum. Carduus benedictus. Centaurea Cyanus minor Emperor William. Cheiranthus Cheiri. Chrysanthemum tricolor, t. hybridum and coronarium sulphureum fl. pl. Clarkia elegans rosea. Datura cornucopia. Erysimum Arkansanum and Perofskianum. Eutoca viscida. Gilia capitata alba. Helichrysum bracteatum and macranthum. Hibiscus Africanus. Impatiens, all varieties. Lupinus hirsutus pilosus. Matthiola Blood-red Ten Weeks, Cut and Come Again, grandiflora, annuus, and others. Mirabilis Jalapa folio variegata and longiflora alba. Papaver, American Flag, Mikado and Double. Perilla laciniata and Nankinensis. Salvia farinacea. Tagetes Eldorado, Nugget of Gold, erecta fl. pl. Xeranthemum annuum and superbissimum fl. pl. Zinnia elegans alba fl. pl.

Plants 31-40 in. high

Acroclinium, double rose and white. Adonis aestivalis. Ageratum Mexicanum album and blue. Amarantus bicolor ruber. Argemone grandiflora. Centaurea Americana. Centauridium Drummondii. Cerinthe retorta. {c. double yellow. Chrysanthemum coronarium album and Clarkia elegans alba fl. pl. Cleome spinosa. Cyclanthera pedata. Datura fastuosa and New Golden Euphorbia marginata. {Queen. Gilia capitata alba. Helianthus Dwarf double and cucu- Hibiscus Golden Bowl. {merifolius. Lavatera trimestris. Madia elegans. Martynia craniolaria. Salvia coccinea.

Plants 41 in. and above.

Adonis autumnalis. Helianthus of several garden kinds (not mentioned elsewhere). Ricinus, all varieties. And many climbing vines.