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Geum 'Lady Stratheden'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Geum (JEE-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Lady Stratheden
Additional cultivar information: (aka Goldball)

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive ryguy319 On Apr 9, 2010, ryguy319 from Owosso, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

I know that this lists that it's hardy up to a zone 6a but I live in Owosso, MI and I'm a zone 5b and it comes back for me faithfully every year for about 3 or 4 years now. Also this is not an invasive plant as far as I've experienced.

Positive EstelleMirage On Jun 23, 2008, EstelleMirage from Ste-Victoire
Canada wrote:

I love these yellow flowers. They bloom in Late June, much later than my Geum x borsii that bloom in May.

Though gardening manuals I consulted say to divide this short-lived perennnial every year to prevent its decline, I get better results here by dviding every second year half of the crowns as I get more flowers the second year. My initial three has now grown into a nice patch.

Positive Bellisgirl On Feb 6, 2007, Bellisgirl from Spokane, WA wrote:

Ive had this Geum for three years. I find it is much more tolerant/hardy than the "Mrs. Bradshaw" Geum (which ive lost several times over wet winters). Beautiful bright yellow flowers.

Neutral Baa On May 25, 2003, Baa wrote:

A G. chiloense hybrid cultivar, semi- evergreen perennial.

Has hairy, pinnate, light to mid green, basal leaves. Bears bright yellow, semi-double flowers almost 2" across, borne on long stems well away from the leaves.

Flowers mid May - September

Loves a well drained, rich soil in full sun. Dislikes wet soils but can cope with a few days of heavy rain on clay (as long as it drains away!).

This is a cultivar that will often come true from seed but you may get the odd red or orange flowered seedling pop up from time to time.

A great cottage garden style plant


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Boulder Creek, California
Long Beach, California
Richmond, California
Sacramento, California
San Jose, California
Keystone Heights, Florida
Salem, Kentucky
Owosso, Michigan
Reno, Nevada
Middletown, New York
Sandy, Utah

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