Geum ‘Jess’ –
Produces masses of frilly peach apricot blooms with ease. Geum ‘Jess’ will grow happily in a range of situations and soil conditions. It’s flowers are semi-double on short-haired, fuzzy stems to around 25cm tall.
A position in Part Shade; Dappled Sun and Shade; or Morning Sun is perfect for Geums. They certainly enjoy protection from the hot afternoon sun.
Given this, then they are hardy, trouble free and undemanding.
There is little to no maintenance work, because other than shearing off spent flower stems if you wish to tidy up, they are just there for you.
As well, they are not prone to any particular pests or diseases.
Very frost hardy
Geums thrive in soils that have been boosted with plenty of compost.
They do not need a lot of water, asking for only average, normal garden watering. But they dislike drying out for long periods, so they do need that water regularly.
Soil pH from acid to alkaline lime is acceptable to these easy going little charmers.
They are frost hardy to at least -10C.
– Height with flowers: 25cm. clean flower stems above the flat rosette of downy foliage.
– Width: 30cm.
– Position: Part Shade; Dappled Sun and Shade; or Morning Sun. They certainly enjoy protection from the hot afternoon sun in all but the coolest districts.
– Soil: Thrive with additions of compost. Acid or alkaline is acceptable.
– Fragrance: None, but their cheerful colour and generous flowering makes you forget this.
– Frost: Very frost hardy even in severe frost areas.
– Growth: Evergreen perennial rosette.
– Beneficial for wildlife: Bees and also butterflies love foraging among the flowers. Long and repeat blooming is a big help to our pollinator friends.
– Care: Very easy low maintenance.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Geum is low on the menu selection for rabbits and deer because of its downy foliage.
– Origin:Geum are widespread across the continents in the northern hemisphere, including Europe, North America and Asia. This testifies to the hardiness and adaptability of the Geums.