February 4, 2023
Geum 'Mrs J. Bradshaw'

Geum 'Mrs J. Bradshaw'

Geum ‘Mrs. J. Bradshaw’ is also known as Avens ‘Mrs J. Bradshaw’, Geum quellyon, Scarlet Avens, Chilean Avens, Double Bloody Mary, Grecian Rose or Geum chiloense ‘Mrs. Bradshaw‘. It is part of the Rosaceae family of plants. It is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial. Geum ‘Mrs. J. Bradshaw’ is a cultivar of Geum Quellyon which is native to Chile. It has bright green foliage, which is hairy and forms a rosette of pinnate basal leaves.

Geum 'Mrs J. Bradshaw'
Geum ‘Mrs J. Bradshaw’

Geum ‘Mrs. J. Bradshaw’ produces long stems with semi-double, bright orange-red flowers about 4.5cm or 2in wide. Geum ‘Mrs. J. Bradshaw’ can grow to about 50cm or 20in. It flowers in the summer, from June to September. It attracts bees.

Geum 'Mrs J. Bradshaw'
Geum ‘Mrs J. Bradshaw’ at Kew Garden, London, UK

Plant them in the cooler part of the garden but with plenty of sunlight in moist but well-drained soil. Propagate Geum ‘Mrs. J. Bradshaw’ by seed or by division. Cut back flower stems when done. It is generally disease-free, but watch out for aphids, red spider mite, or sawflies.

Geum 'Mrs J. Bradshaw'
Geum ‘Mrs J. Bradshaw’
Geum 'Mrs J. Bradshaw'
Geum ‘Mrs J. Bradshaw’

Also read about Geum coccineum ‘Borisii’

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