Perennials forum: Geum "Mrs. Bradshaw"

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Name: Pippi21
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Pippi21
Jun 8, 2012 8:36 PM CST
This is my first year growing the Geum plant. I had wintersowed it and it was so pretty with the Brilliant oriental poppies but it seems to have stems that spread out and take up a lot of room..What does one do when the plant has finished blooming? Do you cut the foliage to the ground. How does one collect seeds from this plant?
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Jun 9, 2012 12:15 PM CST
I'v never grown this so hope someone chimes in!
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flowersrjen
Jun 11, 2012 10:03 PM CST
I have Geum "Totally Tangerine" I just deadhead them
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Natalie
Jun 18, 2012 12:39 PM CST
Hi Pippi

I grew this for the first time this year (planted last fall), and it came back this year nicely. I planted mine next to an Oriental poppy too, and they looked so pretty together! I had the same flopping problem though. I read somewhere that you should cut the flower stems all the way back after they are done blooming, and you may get another bloom. I planted mine in the fall, so this is really the first year for me, and I know nothing else about it, like where to collect the seeds from. And, since I've already cut all of the stems down to the ground, I won't have a chance to find out! They were in the way and had to go. I'm pretty sure that you leave the foliage though. Mine still looks good even without flowers, so it can stay as long as it keeps looking good!
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