Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’

Avens 'Totally Tangerine'


Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’ is a captivating perennial prized for its abundant tangerine-orange blooms. Standing at a moderate height of 50cm, this plant forms dense clumps of lush green foliage, providing an attractive backdrop for its vibrant flowers.

Blooming from late spring through summer, ‘Totally Tangerine’ adds a burst of colour to garden borders and containers. With its extended flowering period and resilient nature, this cultivar attracts pollinators and enhances biodiversity. Its striking appearance and easy-care requirements make it a sought-after choice for gardens. Discover how ‘Totally Tangerine’ can elevate your outdoor space with its vibrant hues and enduring charm.


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Origin: Cultivar of horticultural origin
Genus: Geum
Species / Cultivar: 'Totally Tangerine'
Common Name: Avens 'Totally Tangerine'
Synonym: Geum 'Tim's Tangerine'

Plant Biography

Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’ is a modern cultivar bred by Timothy Crowther in the UK, introduced to the horticultural world in the early 21st century. A standout for its prolific and long-lasting blooms, this Geum variety showcases vibrant tangerine-orange flowers that appear from late spring through summer.

Derived from Geum rivale and Geum chiloense hybrids, ‘Totally Tangerine’ was developed for its striking colour, robust growth, and extended flowering season. Its popularity has surged among gardeners for its ease of care and ability to attract pollinators. This cultivar’s introduction marked a significant advancement in Geum breeding, emphasising ornamental appeal and garden performance.

Geum 'Totally Tangerine'
Soil: Moist but Well Drained
Soil that allows water to drain at a moderate rate, without the water pooling.
Growth Rate: Medium
Expect to see moderate growth during growing season.
Water Requirement: Low
Will grow in a drier position and is unlikely to need regular watering once established.
Maintenance: Low
Minimal skill or input needed beyond the basics, a very independent plant.
Situation: Full Sun
Wants direct, unfiltered sunlight most of the day, such as a south facing position.
Eventual Height: 0.5-1m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 0.1-0.5m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Will survive unprotected outdoors in most areas of the UK, even in the harshest winters.
Habit: Deciduous
Sheds all its foliage annually, so for a period of the year it will be without foliage.
Lifecycle: Perennial
This plant is persistant and does not die off after flowering. It will return each season indefinitely, if provided with suitable growing conditions.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’ thrives in well-drained soil with full sun exposure. This hardy perennial grows up to 50cm tall and forms neat clumps of dark green, deeply lobed leaves. Water regularly to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Deadheading spent blooms encourages prolonged flowering from late spring to early summer.

Mulching around the base helps retain moisture and suppress weeds. Divide clumps every few years to maintain vigour and manage its spread. Ideal for borders, rockeries and garden beds, Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’ adds a bold splash of colour with its bright orange, cheerful flowers.


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