Geum coccineum

Geum coccineum Koi Geum coccineum Koi

I love growing Geums because they’re so EASY, bloom Spring thru Fall, attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, and make excellent cut flowers. This mini Geum grows to a diminutive 8-12” high x 15” across so it is perfect for a patio pot, rock garden or edge of the border. It’s rounded pelargonium-like leaves make a fat little mound above which a profusion of 2” bright orange blooms bob merrily on erect stems over an amazingly long season - three of my Geums are still in bloom in late January as I write! Deadhead regularly and provide low water for best flower – too much water and you’ll end up with only foliage! Plant in well-draining average soil and compost once a year. Goes Winter deciduous but pops back up better than ever each Spring.

Marti B.,
Gardener at Large

Low water

USDA zones 8-11