Scarlet Avens, Grecian Rose
Geum 'Blazing Sunset' syn. G. quellyon var. flore plena
BLAZING SUNSET Geum Seeds
Fleuroselect Quality Award Winner. Whether you are new to geums, or have grown these hardy perennials for years, we highly recommend Blazing Sunset. Fiery scarlet, 2.5 to 3 in. blooms are nearly twice as large as other geum flowers, shaped like double roses dancing in the breeze on 2 to 3 ft., well-branched stems.
Blazing Sunset geum blooms late spring through summer and well into the fall if regularly dead-headed. Plants grow compact, evergreen mounds of fuzzy, finely toothed leaves. Blazing Sunset geum is a long-lasting cut flower. Plants are winter hardy to zone 4.
How to Plant and Grow Geum
Plant Geum Seeds: Sow geum seeds in cell packs or flats, barely cover. Light aids germination. Kept at 68°F., germination is in 21-30 days. Transplant geum seedlings 12 to 18 in. apart. Can direct sow in prepared seed beds, in groups of 3-4 seeds spaced 12 to 18 in. apart. Thin to the strongest plant.
Grow Geum: Full sun in mild summer climates, afternoon shade where it is hot. Geum dislikes heat combined with humidity. Prefers moist, fertile soil with good winter drainage. Remove faded flowers to extend bloom season. An excellent cut flower; long, wiry stems make for easy arrangement. Geum plants are deer and rabbit resistant. Cut plants back hard after bloom to improve appearance and vigor. Divide plants every three to four years.