Geum 'Firestarter'
Geum 'Firestarter'
Geum 'Firestarter'
Geum 'Firestarter'
Geum 'Firestarter'
Geum 'Firestarter'
Geum 'Firestarter'
Geum 'Firestarter'
Geum 'Firestarter'
Geum 'Firestarter'
Geum 'Firestarter'

Geum 'Firestarter'

"Avens"

Geum 'Firestarter'

1 bare root — £4.46

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You can expect your order in March 2024

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Description

Ignite early summer with a blaze of brilliant red blooms, courtesy of Geum 'Firestarter'. May to June is a time of year when there can sometimes be a colour gap between the seasons, but geums or avens like this one will erupt into action at just the right moment to bridge that gap with an inferno of colour. Over time, Geum 'Firestarter' will grow into an impressive clump which produces more and more stems, topped with delicate blooms which waft like embers in the breeze. 

Find a space towards the front or middle of a sunny border for Geum 'Firestarter'. Whilst it’s a good idea to give them a gentle start in temporary pots and grow on prior to planting out, in the long run it’s happiest in borders in soil which doesn’t completely dry out. You can create a contrast by pairing this hardy perennial with other perennials which flower around the same time, such as Aquilegia and Geranium

Key features

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Geum 'Firestarter'

  • Flower colour

    Red

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    4 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered
    Exposed

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Wildlife gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Damp
    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Geum 'Firestarter' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Avens" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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