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Geum 'Mrs J. Bradshaw' (d) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Clump-forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Flower

Red in Summer

Foliage

Dark Green in Spring and Summer

Stem

Purple in Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

avens 'Mrs J. Bradshaw'

Family

Rosaceae


Geum are rhizomatous perennials, occasionally spreading by stolons, with a basal rosette of pinnately lobed leaves and saucer-shaped flowers in loose clusters

'Mrs J. Bradshaw' is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial to 60cm in height, with hairy, dark green, pinnate basal leaves and purple stems bearing semi-double, rich scarlet flowers 4.5cm in width

Synonym(s)

  • Geum chiloense 'Mrs Bradshaw'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, East-facing or West-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Suitable for the rock garden or front of borders. Avoid soil that is waterlogged

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained or Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand, Loam or Chalk

Propagation

Propagate by seed in pots in a cold frame in winter or propagate by division in spring or autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden or Flower borders and beds


How to care

Pruning

Cut back the old stems after flowering

Pests

Can get glasshouse red spider mite, aphids and sawflies

Diseases

Generally disease free