Geum 'Scarlet Tempest'

Geum ‘Scarlet Tempest’

Avens

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Geum 'Scarlet Tempest'
  • Common name: Avens
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

Geums are familiar favourites in herbaceous borders, although they also work well in larger rock gardens, developing into mounds 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 ‘Scarlet Tempest’ is a new variety introduced in 2016. A sterile hybrid, it bears large, double, scarlet flowers with an apricot flush, from mid spring. It then flowers again, with slightly smaller flowers, from midsummer to autumn. The plant was bred by plantswoman Elizabeth MacGregor at her nursery in Scotland. It is a cross between Geum ‘Beech House Apricot’ and Geum chiloense ‘Red Dragon’.

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For best results grow in moist but well-drained soil, at the front of ornamental borders. To prolong flowering, deadhead regularly. 

How to grow Geum 'Scarlet Tempest'

  • Plant size

    45cm height

    45cm spread

  • Aspect

    East facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

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
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 flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does 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 Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do Prune in August

Do Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune 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 'Scarlet Tempest' and wildlife

Geum 'Scarlet Tempest' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Geum 'Scarlet Tempest' poisonous?

Geum 'Scarlet Tempest' 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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