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Cocktails™ Top Shelf Margarita Geum

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$33.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 1 Foot
  • Mature Spread 1 Foot
  • Growing Zones 5 - 7

The Cocktail™ series of Geum has fun names and flowers through the summer with next to no maintenance. Cocktails™ Top Shelf Margarita has a clear-yellow flower set off by deep-red stems held above its dark-green foliage. Top Shelf Margarita was introduced in 2018 after ten years of breeding and has proven itself to be the first of the series to rebloom reliably.

This herbaceous perennial is hardy in USDA zones 5-9 and can be treated as an annual in colder areas. Geum is very compact and dense, making it perfect for planting as a ground cover or filler for a mixed seasonal planter. The silk-like flowers of Geum are very resistant to deer browsing as well as most diseases. Geum is an excellent plant for attracting beneficial pollinators and a gorgeous addition to kitchen gardens. 

Geum Cocktails™ Top Shelf Margarita Care

Geum avens is easy going when it comes to its growing requirements. Any soil pH, texture, or level of fertility is acceptable to these tough-as-nails perennials. Place them in full sun to part shade for prolific blooming and vibrant foliage. Fertilize geum at the beginning of the spring with a slow-release, granular fertilizer. A balanced ratio of 10-10-10 NPK will support strong growth, flowers, and a sturdy root system. Water geum 2-3 times a week and only after the top 2-3 inches of soil dry out. 

Regular deadheading will help Top Shelf Margarita to continue blooming nonstop through the summer. Clip the spent flower stems back to the first set of leaves. This helps to hide any bare stems and keeps the overall look of the plant tidy. Mulch the root zone and crown of geum with 2-3 inches of shredded leaves or arborist chips in the fall. This helps to insulate the roots from an unusually cold winter. Remove the previous season's faded growth in the late winter or early summer just as the new growth emerges.

Geum Cocktails™ Top Shelf Margarita Spacing

The mature size of Top Shelf Margarita is a compact 1 foot x 1 foot. These perennials can be planted close together to fill in a large area. Place the plants 8 inches apart on center. Plant geum in a pot with an 8-inch diameter or larger if planting with other seasonal plants.

  

Cocktails™ Top Shelf Margarita Geum Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 7
Plant Type: Perennial
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 1 Foot
Mature Spread: 1 Foot
Spacing: 1 Foot
Habit: Spreading
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Yellow
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Disease, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Groundcovers, Mass Planting
Features: Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Cocktails™ Top Shelf Margarita Geum
Other Name(s): Avens
Scientific Name: Geum x Cocktails™ 'Top Shelf Margarita'
SKU:
1231010857-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

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Summer

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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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