Geum hybrida 'Lady Stratheden' or 'Goldball' / Hardy Perennial / Seeds

(Code: TH_008)
Geum hybrida 'Lady Stratheden' or 'Goldball' / Hardy Perennial / Seeds

A classic variety of Geum that grows true from seed.  Plants have plenty of large semi-double yellow flowers throughout the summer from June to September.  A good upright plant, growing to a height of around 60cm.  It is adaptable for beds and borders.  Has an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

Plants grow best in a sunny or part shaded site and peaty well watered but well-drained soil.

Pack of approx 100 seeds.  Sow anytime.  Easy to grow.   Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the label.


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

Sow anytime on the surface of a moist tray of seed compost.  Keep at 18-20C and germination takes 3 - 4 weeks.  Transplant seedlings into pots when big enough to handle, and out into the garden after the last frost.  Seedlings sown in summer/autumn should be protected in the first winter in a greenhouse or cold frame, before planting out in spring.

Grow Early sowings often flower in the first year.  Once flowering has started, deadhead the spent flowers to encourage flowering into late summer.  Plants are normally evergreen, but may die back in colder conditions and start growing again in spring.   Divide mature plants every three years in autumn or early spring to keep plants vigorous.