Geum chiloense 'Mrs Bradshaw' / Seeds

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Geum chiloense 'Mrs Bradshaw' / Seeds

A well-loved variety of Geum with brilliant red semi-double flowers from May/June to late summer.  Plants form clumps of hairy leaves and purple stems, growing to a height of 45-60cm.  These are easy-to-grow plants, needing little care once established and are good for borders. They attract pollinators into the garden and have good cut flowers.  This plant has an RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Plants grow best in a sunny or part shaded site and moist well drained soil.


Pack of approx 200 seeds.  Sow in spring/early summer or autumn.  Flowers start in the second season.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.


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Hardiness Hardy perennial (RHS Hardiness H7)
Flowers May/June to late summer
Height 45 - 60cm
Spread 30 - 50cm
Conditions  Full sun to part shade and moist well-drained soil

Sow in spring/early summer or autumn.  Sow in a tray of seed compost and cover lightly with compost.  Keep at 18-21C and germination takes 2-4 weeks.  Keep autumn sowings in a greenhouse and they start to germinate in spring.  Pot on young seedlings when they are big enough to handle.  Plant out after the last frost.  Trim back when planting out to encourage a bushier habit.

Grow Plants start flowering from the second season.   Once flowering has started, deadhead the spent flowers to encourage flowering into late summer.  Plants normally die back in winter, but may be semi-evergreen in mild winters.  Divide mature plants every three years in autumn or early spring to maintain vigour.