Geum 'Scarlet Tempest' (PBR)

9cm pot £7.99
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Buy Geum 'Scarlet Tempest' (PBR) avens: Runner up at Chelsea Plant of the Year 2016

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • 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.

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Gorgeous Geum

4

This geum was acquired from Crocus as a young plant last autumn. It has been flowering non-stop since early March (it's now July) and is still producing a plethora of new buds. Not only does it attract bees, it also attracts the attention of passers-by, who frequently comment on what a gorgeous specimen it is with it's lush green foliage and very pretty flowers.

Kate of Yorkshire

North Yorkshire

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lovely red flowers

4

This plant has pretty red flowers that brighten up the border for quite a long part of summer

charliegardener

Wiltshire

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Great for a mixed border.

5

This flowered and flowered and survived the heatwave. Looks great amounts grasses later on in the border

Lizzie's garden

Surrey

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Healthy plant

5

I thought it was going to be red but it's more orange. Still a nice plant.

Ktcoffeelady

Windsor

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More dark orange than scarlet

4

I bought this expecting it to be red. It does start off a dark orange, almost red but then gradually fades. However that doesn't detract from it. It is darker than Totally Tangerine and doesn't flower for as long. If you want a red geum then try and buy Red Wings. My Scarlet Tempest plants flowered throughout last summer until about early October, and started flowering again about 4-5 days ago. It is easy to care for.

None

Co. Durham

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AN EXCELLENT BORDER PERENNIAL

5

I planted this into my raised border, which is sited in full sun. It is a great little plant, vigorous and very free-flowering. Every time I cut the flower stems down, it just kept producing new ones, and this went on well into the end of autumn. Beautiful flower colour and the bees loved them. Good delivery by Crocus

NeatGardener

Essex

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Healthy Plant

5

This plant arrived well packaged and in healthy condition.

Stan

Edinburgh

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