Cocktail hour: Colourful geums bring the party to the garden

Cocktail hour: Colourful geums bring the party to the garden View Gallery
Yellow and red geum attracted admirers at the Bloom festival in the Phoenix Park All pictures Ali Rochford

The flower's recent popularity is well-deserved

Naming a plant after a cocktail is a sure way to make it popular. But in the case of the Cocktail series of geums that have been making their way into Irish gardens over the last few years, that popularity is well-deserved.

Bred in America by Brent Horvath of Intrinsic Perennial Gardens in Hebron, Illinois, the Cocktail series includes nine cultivars of geums, six of which are available in Ireland to date. Geum Cosmopolitan is...

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