'Lady Stratheden' is yellow, 'Mrs Bradshaw' is orange-red. Both are tidy border perennials with a long season of bloom. Seed-grown 'Lady Stratheden' doesn't always come true, as we found out when half of ours turned out to be red. We're glad to have at least some of the yellow variety.
||yellow (spring into summer)
||full sun-part shade
||ordinary garden soil, not too dry
||germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
|Crinkly strawberry-like foliage in a low-growing rosette |
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|abby||Jun 15, 2005||I've moved into a home that has been overgrown with weeds (?) but found a plant marker with the name of this flower...it'd be great if this website had a good picture of the leaves....don't know what to pull OUT and what to leave.|
Hi Abby, I've put up a small photo of the foliage, for your enjoyment
|m. garver||May 05, 2010||The instructor at mendocino college in california says this plant belongs in the asteraceae family. what information got confused here?|
I'm afraid your instructor must have had a momentary memory lapse. I'm quite certain it belongs in rosaceae.
|Lisa Perry||Aug 02, 2010||can you give me any information on caring for this plant as far a dead heading and such. I have a few "Blazing Sunset" that are really pretty but would like them to get bigger.|
Deadheading may make a plant bushier, but it won't make it bigger. Assuming that your plants are not reaching their full potential, you could try providing more consistent moisture and a bit of fertilizer. I've not found a need to pamper geums though - they seem to grow about the same size regardless of where in the garden they live.
- Seed ex 'Mrs Bradshaw' from '02 garden. Baggy 70F (97%G, 8-14d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (87%G, 14-19d)
Excellent long-term viability!
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