If you think everything that is worthwhile requires oodles of hard work, it’s time to get to know Geums – the easy going perennial with all the frills and an abundance of charm. They produce neat, compact foliage and present gardeners with dainty, rose-like blooms that begin in early spring and continue through the summer.
Use them in sunny borders, rock gardens, cottage gardens or as ground cover, plus they make wonderful cut flowers. These plants are not fussy, and will perform in any pH as long as the soil is moist. Geums will light up your garden with warm-toned flowers that can range from yellow to orange, to pink and scarlet. Deadhead them after flowering and they will produce a prolific and reliable display. They really are a no brainer!
This new range of Geum are strong and colourful, just like your favourite cocktail. They all have fuzzy, dark green pinnate leaves and erect stems holding the semi double, ruffled flowers. This heady
combination includes ‘Tequila Sunrise’(yellow/apricot), ‘Banana Daiquiri’ (lemon) and ‘Cosmopolitan’ (cream/pink). Unlike your preferred tipple, these won’t leave you with a hangover and you
can enjoy them every day!
“Pink it’s the colour of passion, A-cause today it just goes with the fashion”. A colour so flamboyant, Aerosmith wrote a song about it. The conflicting scarlet tones of Geum ‘Flames of Passion’ mixed with the romantic hues of Geum ‘Pink Petticoats’ will have you singing on the patio!