Geum Scarlet Tempest  ground cover will die back to ground level in Winter and fresh new growth will appear in Spring. They are happiest in full sun or partial shade, ideally in a cooler part of the garden, and require moist but well-drained soil. They will not thrive in soil that becomes waterlogged.  To maintain them simply cut back any tatty or brown foliage from the previous year in early Spring and divide any clumps that become congested in early Spring or late Autumn.

As a rough guide when planting Geum Scarlet Tempest as ground cover – 4 plants per square metre is adequate with a little patience, 6 will give better coverage, and 9-12 will make a weed supressing carpet very quickly.


How to grow Geum Scarlet Tempest

Position: Full Sun, partial shade

Foliage: Perennial

Soil and site: Fertile and well drained

Flowering time: Early Spring to Autumn

Growth rate: Fast

Ultimate height and spread: 45cm and 45cm

Hardiness: Hardy once established

Aftercare: Water well until established, avoiding soil becoming waterlogged. Trim off any dead/straggly areas after flowering has finished. Divide clumps in early Spring or late Autumn