Geum Seeds - Mrs. Bradshaw
USDA Zones: 5 - 7
Height: 24 inches
Bloom Season: Spring and summer
Bloom Color: Orange red
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Average Germ Time: 21 - 28 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Seeds must be covered thinly, no more than the thickness of the seed
Sowing Rate: 2 -3 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 18 inches
Care & Maintenance: Geum
Geum (Geum Chiloense Mrs. Bradshaw) - Sweet little orange-red flowers that are absolutely lovely! Geum are members of the rose family, yet the blooms are small, about 1 inch in width, and they are born on long, strong stems. They make a great cut flower. Geum Chiloense Mrs Bradshaw establishes readily from flower seed and becomes a hardy plant that is perfect for borders or along walkways. Geum flowers heavily in May and June, and will keep on flowering until late summer if the plant is deadheaded. Geums are clump forming and divide easily after the first year. In the colder climates, you might need to mulch the plant during the winter. Geum Chiloense is also commonly known as Avens.
Sow Geum seeds indoors 4 - 6 weeks before the last frost. Use sterile potting mix and trays. Gently press the Geum flower seeds into the surface of the soil and barely cover with soil. Keep the flower seed constantly moist until germination. At the time of transplanting, cut back the seedling to encourage a more compact growth. Plant in well-drained, fairly fertile soil. Can take up to two years to start flowering heavily.