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Geum 'Scarlet Tempest' (‘Macgeu001')


Availability: in stock 9cm pot

Product description

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: March to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This cracking new geum wowed the judges at the RHS Cheslea Plant of the Year 2016 competition, where it picked up second place. It is a sterile hybrid, so produces lots of larger than average apricot-flushed reddish flowers over an impressively long period. It's first flush starts in mid-spring, after which the plant usually takes a short break before going on to flower uninterupted into the autumn. Bred by Elizabeth MacGregor (who also gave us Anemone Wild Swan) in Scotland, this new Geum is a cross between G. 'Beech House Apricot' and G. chiloense 'Red Dragon'.

  • Garden care: To prolong flowering, deadhead regularly. Lift and divide large clumps in early spring or late autumn.