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Geum 'Lady Stratheden'


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






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photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (17519)

Plant details

Geums are valuable for bringing bright colours to the spring border before the main flowering season gets under way. Varieties of the wild water avens have much more subtle shapes and colouring than the better known border varieties, such as 'Lady Stratheden.' With its nodding clusters of yellow flowers on rather upright stems, this variety has a passing similarity to aquilegias, but without the spurs. Team the two together with the spotted or silvery foliage of pulmonaria or lamium for a natural display in a border or wild corner. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it the Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Geum

Cultivar: Lady Stratheden

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to divide plants: February to May

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