Geum Totally Tangerine Perennial
The Benefits of the Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’ Bloom
If you haven’t heard of, or used, this perennial in your garden then back up the truck. For amazing performance, the Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’ is for you. It produces bright orange tangerine blossoms that make an outstanding impact in the garden. The Geum Totally Tangerine is turning out to be the “best of class” in this variety of plants.
Beneficial characteristics of the Totally Tangerine are its long bloom time and ability to attract butterflies. It is also deer and rabbit resistant. It is a fast grower with very little problems from insects or diseases. Once established, the Geum Totally Tangerine is also drought tolerant.
Planting Geum Totally Tangerine
Totally Tangerine will perform best in moist well drained soil preferably in a full sun area of the garden, but can also go in an area of partial sun. Although there are many varieties, Totally Tangerine is in a class of its own. With dark green fuzzy foliage similar to the foliage on a strawberry plant, it forms a nice compact mounded plant which gets about 14 inches high.
When it is in full bloom, the flowers bring this beauty up to 30 inches. Mature width is 18 inches. Once established it is very low maintenance and stays nice and tidy in your flower beds. The blooms will start in spring and continue in abundance thru the fall due to the fact the flowers are sterile, meaning they don’t produce seeds. Continuous dead heading of spent blooms will also keep flowers coming.
Prepping Soil for Geum Totally Tangerine
When first planting Geum Totally Tangerine, incorporate rich compost into the soil such as Bumper Crop* along with some peat moss. This will provide a perfect soil foundation for new plants that can retain water and nutrients. To help in drought conditions use Espoma Bio-tone* soil conditioner with beneficial mycorrhizae. This will help establish a large healthy root system. Make sure you keep them watered well. Follow up with a monthly feeding of Espoma Flower-tone and don’t be shy to liquid feed them with Miracle-Gro*.
When you plant the Geum Totally Tangerine, be prepared for a show stopper as this is going to please everyone who enters your garden. Geum Totally Tangerine is totally tops in our book.
*All products mentioned in this article are available at The Dees’ Nursery & Florist in Oceanside, NY.