Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An epithet properly of plants with tuberous roots, but more often applied to those bearing true tubers.
“In colder districts, tuberous-rooted cannas and dahlias should be dug up and stored in just-damp compost in a cool, airy place.”
“It resembles the potato in that it is a tuberous-rooted vegetable, and grows readily enough — in fact, perhaps it grows too readily, for once it takes possession of the soil it is difficult to eradicate it.”
“A hardy tuberous-rooted perennial from North America.”
“It resembles the potato in that it is a tuberous-rooted vegetable, and grows readily enough -- in fact, perhaps it grows too readily, for once it takes possession of the soil it is difficult to eradicate it.”
“= -- A few of the tuberous-rooted Tropæolums are hardy, but it is not wise to leave them in the ground, for damp may destroy them, if they are proof against frost.”
“Many of the species are favourite garden plants; among the best known is _Anemone coronaria_, often called the poppy anemone, a tuberous-rooted plant, with parsley-like divided leaves, and large showy poppy-like blossoms on stalks of from 6 to 9-in. high; the flowers are of various colours, but the principal are scarlet, crimson, blue, purple and white.”
“A perennial plant from Mexico, very distinct from the tuberous-rooted species before described.”
“The tuberous-rooted ones should be kept quite dry while dormant, and may be increased by small off-sets from the roots.”
“-- A very ornamental family of tuberous-rooted hothouse plants.”
“The tuberous-rooted kinds should be taken up in winter and kept in sand till spring, when they may be planted in a sheltered part of the garden.”
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