Geum Tangerine Dream - how to revive

ju1i3ju1i3 Camden Town, LondonPosts: 175
edited 12 July in Plants
I've never grown geums before. The flowers are almost finished. To revive it do I remove the spent flowers? Any hope I'll get more flowers?
I bought it as a present, too early I guess. I want it to look good in A couple weeks. If it can't I want to replace it. Thanks!


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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 4,813
    Cut the flower stems right back to the base, you may get a few new ones appearing. I give mine some tomato feed after the flowers have finished  :)
  • B3B3 Posts: 10,245
    edited 12 July
    I cut mine back a couple of weeks ago.they are flowering already, but on shorter, sturdier stems than the first flush. Still looking good though.
    Just realised you were talking about a different plant. Mine is totally tangerine. Maybe the same applies. I don't know. New to geums myself.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ju1i3ju1i3 Camden Town, LondonPosts: 175
    edited 12 July
    I probably got it wrong. If there's a geum called Totally Tangerine, that's probably what I bought! (yes, just checked, it is Totally Tangerine)

  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 2,844
    edited 12 July
    Just seen your thread - I agree to cut flower stems down. If it hasn’t flowered again by then (might do), it still serves as a lovely present because it will probably keep flowering until Autumn, plus it will come back next year. 
    Edit: also - tell the lucky recipient that if they dead-head the flowers as they go over, it will produce more. It’s one of my favourite plants in my garden due to the repeat flowering. 
    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 922
    This particular Geum flowered for me from April to October when I first brought them 3 years ago. They have not flowered that well in the subsequent years and I have cut them back to new growth each year and have been rewarded with strong new growth and re-flowering. I water them regular each week as they detest a dry root ball. I also give them a tonic of tomato feed once they have been pruned down .They can get bare in the middle which means they need dividing reusing the outer sections and composting the dead centre part. 
  • ju1i3ju1i3 Camden Town, LondonPosts: 175
    thanks all, appreciate all the input
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 5,403
    Dead heading as each flower goes over, will help.
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