Double rose-like scarlet blooms on long stems are attractive in the border or as cut-flowers.
Double rose-like scarlet blooms on long stems are attractive in the border or as cut-flowers. Not only are plants very heat and drought tolerant, they are one of spring's first perennials to bloom and continue flowering most of the summer. With a height of 60 cm (24"), these plants are best placed towards the back of the perennial border. Hardy to Zone 4.
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How To Grow
250 seeds/gram. Start seed indoors in a soil-less mix in mid to late February for same year flowering or direct sow outdoors in May for bloom the following June/July. Seed does require 28 days or more to germinate at 20 C (70 F). Plants can be pruned back heavily after flowering to rejuvenate growth.
Blooming Season Begins
Start Indoors or Sow Direct in Spring
Days to Emergence
28 or more
Medium %2845 to 60 cm%29%2818 to 24%22%29
Degree of Difficulty
Prior Experience Beneficial
Geum X hybrida
Great border plant with long lasting flowering period.
Massing in the sunny garden
Include in cut flower and butterfly gardens.
A good plant for areas where rabbit browsing is a problem.