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Tall Geum recommendations?

Sazz101Sazz101 Posts: 194
Hello Forkers!
I bought a 9cm pot of Mrs Bradshaw (bright red) last year for £2.50. She is doing really well, almost 1m high (with supports) and flowering like a dream. I have the more fashionable MaiTai and Totally Tangerine but they are significantly shorter (about 30-40cm tall) and less prolific. 

I’ve tried searching for tall geum but most sources say they are all about the same height which isn’t my experience here. Did I just get lucky with my Mrs Bradshaw? Or are their others which have this tall, prolific habit?

Thanks in advance for any recommendations :)


  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,087
    Normally, Mrs Bradshaw is about 60cm to 70cm high. Most normally grow only up to that height in my experience. My Totally Tangerine have reached about 80cm in height.
    May by someone else can confirm taller Geums but I think its 60 to 70cms normally 
  • strelitzia32strelitzia32 Posts: 767
    I have Mrs Bradshaw that would be about 100cm+ if I staked it up, but it trails. The largest ones are a couple of years old in pots, well fed and a mulch of fresh compost every year. The ones in the ground are smaller.
  • Sazz101Sazz101 Posts: 194
    Thanks, both. I will start feeding my tangerine more frequently. Perhaps she has more potential!
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