Posted: 17/07/2012 at 15:12
Yarrow: I have done both with my Geums, last year I took the flower stems off completely and then it didn't flower again. This year I've found just snipping below the flower head and leaving the stems on the plants to be a lot more successful, often the new flower heads are just tiny little buds on the stem about an inch or so below the spent flower head.
Have you tried growing any from seed? I'm tempted to leave a few flower heads to go to seed as they are supposed to come true, I really love Geums and think they're a little over looked.
I've just had a look at photos of Geum Prinses Juliana, and it's the same flower as the one I mentioned earlier but was sold to me as Totally Tangerine, I had wondered what its proper name was, so many thanks!