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Orange Geum Mrs Bradshaw?

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By Janey


Orange Geum Mrs Bradshaw? (Geum)

I bought this little Geum which was labelled Mrs Bradshaw.....its not red though, but a vivid orange,
which I think I like better, it certainly stands out in
this grey weather!



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Yes, that's a perfect contrast for our grey skies Janey! Isn't it gorgeous? A happy accident. Now you can go and buy Mrs Bradshaw in flower and you'll know its the right one! Mind you...the Mrs Bradshaw, bottom right on this page looks quite orange too!

7 May, 2012

 

Nice lady is Mrs Bradshaw!

7 May, 2012

 

My Mrs Bradshaw is definitely red and flowers for ages. How tall is your geum Janey? I love that little bud too, so perfect:-)

7 May, 2012

 

Its a lovely colour , plus its Blackpool's colour :o))

7 May, 2012

 

Beautiful colour Janey :)

7 May, 2012

 

Lol Karen, never thought of that.....actually mine looks more like the orange Avens, second down...I bet that's what it is.
Thanks Grandmage, not sure mine is her though???
Ba, only about 6ins. I bought it early spring, and it's still only tiny. I used to have a yellow one which made a decent size and the flowers were on stems at
least 12 ins high.
Carol, that makes it beautiful!
It is Sheila, a little beauty....:))

7 May, 2012

 

This is lovely, Janey.
I don't seem very good at growing Geums.
Any hints and advice please ?

7 May, 2012

 

Well no not really Tt....my lovely yellow one died when I moved it, and this is a newish one, I don't think this cold wet weather suits them, they like free draining soil and SUNSHINE.....do you think anyone can hear that...Lol!

7 May, 2012

 

Thanks Janey..
trouble is ... those are the requirements on nearly every plant label from the garden centre...
The mystery grower who has acres of free-draining soil and a sunny site must have the most wonderful garden. Lol. ;o)

7 May, 2012

 

I find they don't like to dry out lol:-) I have about 8-10 different ones ranging in colour from pinkish to a gentle lemon, through orange to red and they seem to like it here. I would think Mrs Bradshaw would thrive anywhere. She gets massive very quickly:-)

7 May, 2012

 

Ba... are yours in sunshine ?
What type of soil ?
(Sorry Janey, taking over your comment thread !)

7 May, 2012

 

very nice!!!

7 May, 2012

 

It's a lovely one.

7 May, 2012

 

I love these, it looks very much like a miniature one growing in our sink......

7 May, 2012

 

Terra, since the makeover I'm not sure as I had a lot of new soil shipped in. It certainly has never been alkaline, but possibly towards the neutral. It's not too heavy although I live in a mainly clay area. All my geums appear to like sun, rivale being in my little bog garden. I think you will succeed with Mrs Bradshaw anywhere though, she seems a tough old boot of a plant and very floriferous if you want red, her leaves are nothing to write home about though. I tried to count yesterday and find I have at least 10 different ones (got a bit obsessed last year:-)

8 May, 2012

 

Thanks Ba ..
I'll send you p.m. :o)

8 May, 2012

 

Pretty one Janey, it looks very like my 'Borisii' I'll take a picture later so we can compare :-)

8 May, 2012

 

Yes it does Simbad, definitely one of the 'alpine' types. None of my geums are in flower yet, except small pale lemon one, possibly lemon drops, but can't find label, you're way ahead of here:-)

8 May, 2012

 

I love geums and find they do well in my often wet garden. I rushed out to look at my Mrs Bradshaw but couldn't find her - I will look again when the weather has improved :)

8 May, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thats a lovely colour Janey ,my Mrs Bradshaw is red I wonder if the soil makes a difference to the colour ?

8 May, 2012

 

Definitely not Mrs Bradshaw Amy, Mrs B grows 18"-2' high and this is only short. If it is G. Borisii (which it resembles) it tops RHS list of perfect pollinators:-)

8 May, 2012

 

Just added a picture of mine, see what you think :-)

8 May, 2012

 

Thanks for all the comments girls, the mystery deepens!
It's similar to yours isnt it Simbad, but maybe not quite so small, maybe a cross between the alpine and the standard ones.
I wondered that too Amy, the soil here is more alkaline than acidic, and it hasn't had anything added for quite a while, I'm sure it just had a wrong label when I bought it.
Hope you can find yours Gee???

8 May, 2012

 

I have exactly the same one Janey,on looking in a plant book it look's a bit like coccineum?,mine is growing away quite happily in a mixed border( poppy's wallflower's geranium's).It's lovely orange colour is a welcome sight :-))

9 May, 2012

 

Yes that's it Mavis.....it is the same one I've decided as Simbads, I think it's called coccineum borisii, mine is a new plant, I'm sure it will grow stronger and larger...:)

9 May, 2012

 

Mine was a Morrison's £1 perennial, bought last summer, it has grown well, it has about eight flower's and more to come,it is doing canny, sheltered a little by the wallflower's :-))

9 May, 2012

 

Just put a picture on of ours, see what you think?

9 May, 2012

 

I have just bought Geum 'Koi' it looks exactly the same as your picture Janey.

11 May, 2012

 

Mine is coming on too now Mavis, with all this rain then the very warm sunny spells.
I reckon there are so many orange Geums Dd....a popular colour this year for sale. It does look like yours, but then it could be the same as yours Pimpers....whichever, I really like it!....:o))

11 May, 2012

 

Just checked the Koi Pimpers, and yes I would say its this...not quite so vivid as yours Dd.....you could almost say its carp coloured...:o)

11 May, 2012

 

Thankou Janey wonderful detail and very soft colour like ,like, like.

13 May, 2012

 

love these whatever the colour janey :o))

13 May, 2012

 

Pleased you like it Tony, yes me too San!

13 May, 2012

 

I have tried to grow these but not had much success (clay soil) ALthough we have improved the soil with plenty of compost over the last three years so perhaps I'll have another go.

14 May, 2012

 

They really are worth a try Linda, I used to have a beautiful yellow one that made a huge clump, but I moved it to a better spot, or so I thought, it certainly wasn't happy and died...:((

14 May, 2012



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