How to plant Geum

Geum are hardy to around -20C. They can be planted straight outside in the spring and don’t require and frost protection.

— Either plant Geums directly into a prepared space in borders, which has been dug over and cleared of weeds. Alternatively, you can plant them straight into patio containers or into temporary pots to grow on before planting out.

— Soak the roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting out or potting up.

— Plant the roots so that they are fully submerged with the buds or crown just below the surface and any top growth or leaves exposed.

— Choose a position with free-draining soil in full sun for your Geums. If planting in containers, you can use soil-based or multipurpose compost.

— Space the plants roughly 30cm apart from each other.

— Water-in after planting and keep hydrated when in growth in the first year.

Read further general instructions about planting bare-root perennials

Planting instructions