Geum rivale 'Leonard's Variety'
I have two Leonard's Variety which have only been in the ground since early May. Soil is improved clay, acid, moist and are in partial shade but with sun most of the day. Were planted with handfull of grit and bonemeal in the planting hole. They flowered beautifully until a week but I have to admit I was unsure whether to deadhead or cut the stems at the base or something else as the flowers died. The last flowerheads are like in this photograph - seed? There are no new flowers on both plants and I have now cut all the stems away from the base. The foliage looks really healthy. The same happened with my 'Lemon Drops' but I expected their flowering season to finish around now anyway. But - thought that the Leonard's Variety flowered into the summer or longer. Can anyone advise me if they are likely to come into flower again or if my neglect (ie letting seeds come on the flower heads) now means that that's flowering over for this year? I've never had Geums before and absolutely love them and would eventually like to have more - but think I need to educate myself on how to better care for them. Thanks for any advice.