Perennial Flower Information
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Guem - Avens
Among our pernicious weeds
is one whose seeds are provided with hooks which catch
in our clothing when on a Summer walk through the woods.
This is a Geum. It is a surprise, therefore, to find
several excellent perennial flowers as its relatives.
The common species, Geum coccineum, or chiloense
as it is more properly called, grows from 12. inches
to 18 inches high with hairy leaves, somewhat resembling
those of a Strawberry. The flowers are both double and
single and are borne onbranched stems in great profusion.
The variety, Mrs. W. J. Bradshaw, is the best one to
grow. It has very large flowers from 1 1/2 inches to
3 inches across with large, wavy petals of a bright
crimson color. The Geums bloom freely from May through
October. G. montanum (Heldreichii) produces orange
flowers through the Summer and grows 12 inches tall.
UTILIZE. The Geum is a most
excellent flower to use for bouquets. It wilts readily
and when the flowers are cut they should be put in warm
water. They are also good for borders and rockeries.
GENERAL. Geums will grow
in full sunlight or partial shade in any garden soil
and thrive very well among rocks.
PROPAGATION. They are produced
from seeds and cuttings
on 75+ Perennials