Geum 'Fire Opal'

Geum ‘Fire Opal’

Geum

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Geum 'Fire Opal'
  • Common name: Geum
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial

Geums are familiar favourites in herbaceous borders, although they also work well in larger rock gardens, developing into clumps of neat, dense foliage. They need a little space for their flowers, which tend to be produced on long, spreading stems. 

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Geum ‘Fire Opal’ bears clusters of large, double, orange-red smudged flowers that bring heat to early summer borders well before most of the other brightly coloured border plants get going. They contrast perfectly with other brightly coloured flowers such as speedwell (pictured). It’s perfect for growing in sunny or partially shaded borders, and makes a beautiful cut flower.

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For best results, grow Geum ‘Fire Opal’ in a cooler part of the garden, in well-drained soil. Divide plants in autumn or spring every two to three years. It can grow quite tall and may need staking as summer progresses. Cut back plants to the ground after flowering when the foliage has died back.

How to grow Geum 'Fire Opal'

  • Plant size

    75cm height

    40cm spread

  • Aspect

    East facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Collect seeds
Collect seeds

Do not Collect seeds in January

Do not Collect seeds in February

Do not Collect seeds in March

Do not Collect seeds in April

Do not Collect seeds in May

Do not Collect seeds in June

Do not Collect seeds in July

Do not Collect seeds in August

Do Collect seeds in September

Do Collect seeds in October

Do not Collect seeds in November

Do not Collect seeds in December

Geum 'Fire Opal' and wildlife

Geum 'Fire Opal' is known for attracting bees. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Geum 'Fire Opal' poisonous?

Geum 'Fire Opal' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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