Perennial Plant Pick of the Week, Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’

Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’
Chosen by Laurie S., Garden Center

“Masses of apricot flowers” is how Laurie describes Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’. She goes on to say, “The apricot color is gorgeous when paired with the tall dark violet flower spikes of Veronica ‘Royal Candles.”

Laurie finds this Geum to be hardy and mentions that there is also a yellow blooming variety.

Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’ has deep fuzzy foliage that forms a mound about 14” tall. When in full bloom, the plants can reach 30”. The spread is 18”.

Prefers 6 hours of direct sun.

Attracts butterflies.

Blooms late spring to midsummer.

Deadheading promotes a longer flowering time and rebloom.

Deer resistant.

Geum is also available in shades of yellow, red, and orange.

Companion plants might include Coreopsis ‘Presto’, Leucanthemum ‘Becky’ (Shasta Daisy), Paeonia ‘Karl Rosenfield’, Penstemon ‘Dark Towers’, Phlox paniculate ‘Purple Flame’, and Salvia ‘Cardonna’.

 

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"Jill" of all trades at Sargent's, Nina Sargent co-owns Sargent's with her husband and in-laws. She keeps communication going between the garden centers, landscape, nursery and the public. Nina loves helping connect people with their outdoor living spaces - especially while creating habitat for wildlife. She enjoys running, skiing (of all kinds) and reading.