Geum 'Mrs J Bradshaw' is a lovely, easy-to-grow plant producing masses of vibrant flowers from early-summer onwards.
A well-known award-winning variety, popular for its easy-to-grow nature and long season of flowering. The bright, vivid buds on this cottage garden favourite open to fireballs of searing double red blooms - just the plant for a hot colour scheme where it will flower through the summer months. These lovely bright blooms sit above slender, swaying stems, giving an informal, airy look. This free-flowering geum is the perfect choice for growing in a sunny border where it will produce a fabulous display of flowers continuously for months during summer. It's perfect for a mixed border, bringing a combination of warm colour tones and elegant structure. This resilient, hardy perennial will come back year after year for a repeat performance with very little intervention. Not only does this variety look great in a border, but it's also an excellent cut flower with an impressive vase life.
Grow this award-winning variety in sunny beds or borders and you'll be rewarded with a long display of elegant flowers.
Plant Type: Herbaceous
Hardiness: H7 Very Hardy. Minimum temperature < -20
Plant Height & Spread (at maturity): H 50cm x W 50cm (Mature age: 2 years)
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Red
Fragrant Flower: No
Aromatic Foliage: No
RHS Award of Garden Merit: Yes
RHS Perfect for Pollinators: No
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Soil Type: Sandy, Loam, Chalky, Acid, Alkaline
Soil Drainage: Well Drained
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Planting Style: Cottage Garden, Informal Garden, Flower Beds & Borders, Coastal Garden, Cutting Garden, Low Maintenance Garden, Prairie Garden.
Season of Interest: Summer
Flowering (from - to): June-August
Geum 'Mrs Bradshaw' loves a sunny spot and looks great in a border with other cottage-garden plants. This resilient plant can tolerate all kinds of conditions, from exposed or coastal sites, to enclosed sunny positions.
Happy in most soils, however it prefers good drainage. If your soil is heavy, place some grit or sand in the base of the planting hole.
Water well when first planted and continue to water regularly throughout the first summer. Once established, this plant will only require watering when conditions are particularly hot and dry.
It's a good idea to feed your plant with a liquid fertilser occasionally over the growing season to maximise flowering and overall health, although it isn't essential.
During the flowering season, deadhead regularly to encourage more flowers. Remove old flowering stems entirely in late summer or autumn by snipping them off at the base.