Startlingly bright and joyful, this new Geum, Tropical Tempest, has pretty lime green eyes and the most delicate deep purple outline to the ruffled petals. From a mound of light green, nicely cut foliage, the flowers bring a flash of colour to the herbaceous border in spring and given just a little TLC (they are not hugely demanding) they will continue to flower throughout the summer into autumn.
Plant to the front of borders so they can spill attractively over paths, or, due to their tolerance of being dry, they make a glorious show in containers (we particularly like them against the zinc or lead-coloured tubs, but they also glow beautifully alongside Cotswold stone).
Pot size: 2/3L
Common Name: Avens
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height and Spread: 45cm x 50cm
Preferred Soil Type: Well drained but moist; not dry
Aspect: Full sun
Flowering Period: March – September
Care: Feed during high summer to encourage continued flowering, dead head as soon as the flowers go over