Mai Tai Geum
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- SHIPSBeginning in April, after your last frost date
- ZONEGrows everywhere in the USA (Perennial zones 4-8, annual in other zones)
- INCLUDES3 plants, each in a 2.5" diameter pot
- Botanical NameAvens
Everything about the Mai Tai Geum is refreshing: apricot-watermelon-colored, fluttery, poppy-like blooms; those adorable purple stems, (purple stems!!!); mounding, forest-green, textured leaves with feathered edges. They grow like a columbine or coralbells, with their handsome foliage growing compact and low, and their lovely flowers on long stems waving high above. Includes 3 young plants.
- SUN Full sun, or part shade
- HEIGHT18" when full grown
- SPACING9-12" between plants
- CLIMATEGrows everywhere
- DEERDeer resistant
- WATERPrefers even moisture
- INDOOR+POTSGrows well in containers outside
How to Plant
Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Fill a little bit of the loose dirt back into the hole and tuck your plant in so the base of the stem is even with the top of the hole. Now fill in the rest of the soil around the roots, give the soft ground around the base of your new plant friend a few solid pats to compress the soil onto the roots, and a long, gentle drink of water.
Where to Plant
Find a place that gets mostly sun, in well draining soil. Afternoon shade is welcome in hot summer climates.
When to Plant
Avoid the heat of the day when planting — plant in the early morning, late afternoon, or by the light of the moon. Plant outside after your average last frost in the spring.
When to Expect Blooms
Late spring to summer
Water regularly until they get established, and then give them extra water during dry and hot spells. Pick flowers and deadhead to prolong bloomtime and for a tidier look.
Native to Norther America. Cut back the wilted foliage mid-summer to trigger a fresh growth of leaves.