Geum Red Dragon
Geum Chiloense Red Dragon seeds
After you enjoyed the spring bulbs you have to wait for the annual flowers. This period between the bulbs and the summer bloomers can feel a bit empty. Especially if you like to grow your own cut flowers. Geum is one of those early summer flowering plants that you could sow to fill that gap. Geum Red Dragon can start to flowers from the end of May till the first summer heat. You never see the flowers for sale at the florist but they can last a few days in the vase without a problem. This red variety has fantastic double flowers we have not seen before. Even if red is not really your thing this geum might surprise you!
Planting information to grow Geum Red Dragon from seed:
Plant type: hardy perennial
Height: 60 centimeters
Position: full sun or partial shade
Start: Late winter to early spring or late summer to autumn
Germination: 14 days, 18 to 20°C
Number of days until plants bloom: 75-90 days
Distance between the plants: 30 to 40 centimeters
Pruning: not needed
Number of seeds per pack: 50
How to grow geum from seed?
Sow the seeds in late winter or autumn in well-draining seed compost and lightly cover the seeds. Water the seeds from below and avoid soggy soil. Germination can be a bit slow so don’t give up too soon. Harden off late winter sown plants before planting outside in spring. Geum is a perennial and can be divided every few years to keep the plant young and healthy. If you cut the plant back after the first flowers it usually flowers again.
Full sun to partial shade
Geum Red Dragon