Plant Profile | Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’
Geum Totally Tangerine
Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’ is an herbaceous perennial that is a beautiful addition to a border or rock garden.
First introduced at RHS Chelsea in 2010, it was an instant hit and has been used at the show every year since thanks to its intense peachy-orange flowers.
It forms a low mound of attractive foliage with tall, thin flower spikes, each with a few of the inch-wide, fiery orange flowers held with a nodding habit. The plant is sterile so it will not self-seed across the garden, but will increase in size each year forming clumps that can be divided.
The flowers bloom between spring and autumn, making it a long-flowering and reliable option for any garden.
Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’ is easy to grow and provides a beautiful display of flowers from May to October. Although its stems can reach up to 90 centimetres in height, it is self-supporting and does not need staking.
Plant in full sun in moist, fertile, well-drained soil. It is fully hardy, tolerates all types of soil as long as compost or manure is added, and will thrive in both sheltered and exposed positions. Avoid planting in an area which suffers from waterlogged soil in winter. Deadhead in autumn after flowering has finished by removing all of the old stem, not just the faded flower on top."