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Herbaceous Perennial

Geum 'Fiery Tempest' (Tempest Series)
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A clump-forming perennial to 50cm high forming a mound of semi-evergreen, hairy, lobed and toothed leaves. Bright red to dark orange, saucer-shaped, semi-double flowers are held above the foliage on slender stems, flowering over a long period from late spring into early autumn

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Red Orange Green
Summer Red Orange Green
Autumn Red Orange Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Rosaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous or Semi evergreen
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

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

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Grows best in a moist but well-drained soil, rich in organic matter, in sun or even a certain amount of shade. Divide every few years to avoid congestion

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring or autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Pruning

Deadhead to promote more blooms, and cut back old stems after flowering

Pests

May be susceptible to leaf miners, aphids and geum sawfly larvae

Diseases

May be susceptible to powdery mildew

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