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Is my geum dead

Geum Lady Strathdene.  Bought it from garden centre and it was lovely last year.  Beginning of June and it is still a bunch of brown sticks.  I had a couple of green shoots but seem to have died off too.  Is it worth giving it some liquid feed or has it died.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,245
    Sounds dead. They should be growing well by this time of year.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Apart from bl**dy Geum urbanum, I find geums pretty unreliable as far as perennials go.  Having said that, I still have one 'Blazing sunset' which I grew from seed and has come back every year for about 10 years.  The rest of them in the same bed 'faded away' within 2-3 years.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,245
    I have the same problem here @BobTheGardener
    They can be very short lived.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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