Guem – Avens, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

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 […]

LINARIA Toadflax, Annual Flower Information

LINARIA Toadflax (From Linum-flax; refers to fact that foliage is like that of flax) The Toadflax or Butter-and-eggs, growing along railway embankments, is familiar to all. This is related to the group of annuals known as Linaria. Apparently, the cataloged sorts are hybrids of L. reticulata and L. biparlita. The flowers are lipped, long-spurred and borne in dainty spikes. They […]

SCHIZANTHUS – Butterfly flower, Annual Flower Information

SCHIZANTHUS Butterfly flower (Poor-mans-orchid)(Fringe flower) (From the Greek cut flower, referring to the fact thatthe petals are cut and lobed) The flowers of this plant are a delight to those who admire extreme grace, dainty markings and fantastic forms. Many flowers have been compared by writers to butterflies, but it is only this one that has received the name of […]