Geum ‘Mango Lassi’

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Outstanding Qualities

Frilly double flowers bloom all summer opening pale apricot orange with gold undertones and touched coral-rose on the very edges. The flowers are held on strong upright stems above a tight mound of foliage. Nice compact habit.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: clumping perennial

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 9

Flower Color: orange

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light or open shade

Water Requirements: frequent to regular watering

Seasonal Interest: flowers from early summer to early fall

Wildlife Associations: bees, butterflies

Resistant to: slug, snail

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: blue, pink, purple

Great Color Partners: bronze, burgundy, red, rose, yellow

Culture Notes
These floriferous perennials grow best in full sun to light or open shade. Geum do not like hot locations so avoid sites with blazing afternoon sun. They will tolerate most garden soils but do require good drainage. They need regular watering during dry periods. After the first large flush of flowering is done in early summer the plant can be cut to the ground and allowed to regrow for continued summer bloom.
Geek Notes
A Blooming Advantage™ introduction from Blooming Nursery, Cornelius, Oregon "Geum ‘Mango Lassi’ was discovered as a sport or mutation of Geum ‘Georgenberg’ by Grace Dinsdale, owner of Blooming Nursery in Cornelius, Oregon. She named it Mango Lassi because the color of the flowers reminded her of a popular drink from the Punjab region of India. This delicious concoction, made from yogurt and mango pulp, is regularly featured on the menus in Indian restaurants. In upscale places, it is occasionally sweetened with honey and the color intensifies by stirring in a few flecks of saffron, giving it streaks of tropical color so reminiscent of this beauty."¹ ¹Copywrite:http://www.gardensplendor.com/vanp/geum_mango_lassi.html