This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
This Geum, which has been in existence for some years, is not nearly so often met with in gardens as it should be. It is perfectly hardy, easily increased by division of the root, thrives well in any good garden mould, and from early in April until the end of September established plants of it yield abundance of bright orange-scarlet double blossoms, which in a cut state are quite equal, or even superior to those of the double scarlet Pelargonium. They last in good condition for some time after being cut; and when it is considered that a good supply of them can be had with little or no trouble for six months in the year, no garden, however small, should, one would think, be without this plant. Good established roots of it lifted late in the Autumn, and wintered in a house or pit, would, if kept close to the glass, and given plenty of air and water, and a little heat after Christmas, no doubt produce good flowering plants for the cool conservatory full of flower in February, or even earlier.
We lately saw large beds of it in flower in the Hale Farm Nurseries, where they form an attractive feature. - Garden.