Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’ PBR

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  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

Outstanding Qualities

Single warm apricot orange blooms are held in open sprays on tall fuzzy stems. This cultivar is sterile, encouraging more flowers over a longer period. Blooming starts in early summer and can reoccur until early fall. The foliage is evergreen and forms a tight mound beneath the blooms.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: clumping perennial

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 2 ft. 6 in. (0.76 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
Geum 'Totally Tangerine' is a hybrid seedling of G. triflorum (female parent) and G. 'Mrs. Bradshaw' (male parent) selected by Tim Crowther of Walberton nursery, West Sussex, United Kingdom in 1999. A United States plant patent was obtained in 2010 (US PP22041). Some very early listings called this plant Geum 'Tim's Tangerine'.