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Geum chiloense - Mrs J Bradshaw (Geum, Avens)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Red Flowers (Summer), Dark green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Geum chiloense Description

Mrs Bradshaw is perhaps the most tried and tested variety of Geum. It produces masses of hot red blossom and would work well at the front of sunny red themed or hot border. Consider planting with other sun loving Mediterranean plants.

Geum chiloense - Cultivation Notes

Geum will flourish on most moist garden soils, yet they don’t like wet or heavy clay soils. Geum prefers planting in full sun towards the front of the border where they can grow without being smothered by taller plants. Prop by dividing in autumn or spring.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Geum chiloense:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Geum chiloense

  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Geum chiloense:

  • Summer flowering plant suitable for drift planting
  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting

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Common Missspellings: Geim, Jeim

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