Sunday, April 22, 2012

Geums are Jems

I discovered this flower only a couple of years ago and now cannot imagine living without it.  In early spring it pops out like orange polka-dots all over my zone 5 sunny perennial border.  The foliage is wide and round giving much needed coarse texture to the garden.  The flowers balance above about 12-18". There are many different cultivars, so I may be creating my own sweet little geum collection soon.


  1. I've grown Geum 'Fire Ball' and 'Mango Lasi'. Both are very lovely. The 'Fire Ball' has more red in it. The 'Mango Lasi' bloomed with the muscari and it was a great combo. I've also seen them with veronica. I think I just like purple and orange together!

  2. Oooo, I'll have to look for those! I have a few bare spots to fill. Thanks Foy!