Bred by the late Geoffrey Smith, presenter of Gardeners World in the 80s, and named Bell Bank after a stream in his garden in Yorkshire, this lovely geum with coppery pink frilled double flowers was lost to cultivation for a time, but is happily back and deservedly popular. Sun or semi-shade. Any reasonable soil. 18 in. 1 litre pot.
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To be really happy, Geum Bell Bank likes a nice spot with a bit of shade from the noonday sun and some moisture in the soil. Its peak flowering is essentially in April and May (depending rather on the prevaoiling weather conditions) but you may get the odd little bloom at other times.
As mentioned above, this variety was originally bred by television gardener Geoffrey Smith: a good article on its background and cultivation can be found here.
Geum Bell Bank is a hardy evergreen perennial with scalloped leaves and copper pink frilled double flowers in early summer suitable for sun or semi-shade.