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Geranium, First Yellow

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One of the hardest colors to get in geranium. This is a triumph of plant breeding.

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Hello, yellow. Presenting the first true yellow geranium ever! A breakthrough in the land of geraniums. The stunning yellow double-blossomed beauties flower gloriously all summer long.
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Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

12-15 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

10-18 inches

Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

Beds, Container

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.


Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Indoor Sow

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May 01, 2017

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Full Sun
12-15 inches
10-18 inches
Ornamental Use
Beds, Container
Life Cycle
Sow Method
Indoor Sow
Bloom Duration
12 weeks
Flower color
Geranium, First Yellow is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Geranium I have been buying this beautiful Yellow Geranium for about 5 years. It is the prettiest of all geraniums. It is easy to take care of. The picture you see on the Burpee site is what the geranium looks like now even in September.The yellow color is so delicate but bright. I always want to take it inside for the winter. I wish it were a spreading plant. When I order it in the spring, I can't wait to plant it and see the first blooms. Carol
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing performance My first order arrived very banged up. I sent Burpee a picture and they replaced them (thank you Burpee!!). The plants grew slowly and bloomed sparsely. I don't usually grow geraniums but the prospect of yellow blossoms was appealing. I wouldn't recommend this plant.
Date published: 2015-10-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from flowers I agree with the other reviews, These turned out small and not sure if worth the cost,, although it was different to have a yellow geranium,
Date published: 2014-09-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Well..... I'm the other half of Cimarron Mater Woman. She wanted me to update on her prized yellow geraniums. When she got them they were pretty puny, tiny and didn't look much past started. Two got potted into 4" round pots, one got potted into a planter with a brocade geranium. They smelled some when first uncrated, she said they were part scented geranium. She had one called wood oak or something like that and it was totally ugly knobby and sprawled out and had a greenish yellow flower, at least that one grew. After a full summer; she has one about twice the size it was, the one in the planter, that she brought in, it's maybe the size of my fist. The other two are about four times the original size, one is about 6" tall. Those two were stuffed on a tray with several other plants under 30% shadecloth and were bottom watered, she would flood the tray and everything sucked up the water from the bottom. A healthy large leaf is the size of a quarter. I said LARGE leaf. The blooms do look like the picture; the blooms were sparse and fragile. I don't think I seen a grouping of more than three blooms on a bloom head; and she says she has a picture of 10 blooms on one plant at once in three heads. If the plant or pot was jostled, the head would often drop a petal, after a few rounds most of a bloom would be gone. The blooms didn't have the greenish hue the true scented did. They look yellow and have the touch of red. They are also small, some single blooms on other geranium plants were the entire three bloom salvo of a head on this one. She had two to three foot tall geranium bushes in the same circumstances these were grown; the one in the planter she put under a tree for shade for most of the day. She loves them as a specimen, but doubts she can make a cutting until next fall at the earliest. They grow slow and they are tiny scaled. She asked me to give them a three, but 'don't expect these to be a real full sized geranium'. The attached picture is one of the plants 3 months after she received it, in 4" pot and with the best care she could give it, and it's under 30% shade cloth. The plant to the right is one of the other yellows. They are an inch to an inch and a half wider and taller now than in that shot, about one leaf width each way.
Date published: 2013-11-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from First Yellow Geranium Fail! Not a winner, might as well be bragging on the yellow blooms on a tomato plant. I've not had more than 2 blossoms on any stem yet. Small plant, small scattered blooms not at all what I expected from Burpee. Very disappointed.
Date published: 2013-06-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Yes it is yellow I missed out getting some last year, this year I ordered. My plants were small and beat up, they didn't have a good ride in shipping. They were originally done in peatpots (jiffypot type) it looks like then put into another pot and they weren't even put flush into that one, and shipped. I did notice when I first opened the box that they had a scented smell. I purchased a yellowish green blooming scented about four years ago, so it wasn't unsurprising that they would be of that type. That immediately tipped me off to possibly a small size of plant AND a sparse bloomhead with few petals per bloom. I potted them into 4" square pots and put them into my greenhouse and after about a month they are growing well. I have planted one outside into an 18" planter with some of my brocade geraniums and will see how it does. One more will go into an 8" hanging pot and one I am going to keep as a solo.... I would not have even considered planting any of them outside first off. I live in 6b with altitude, low humidity and lots of sustained wind; to get something to thrive it takes a bit of care. These plants were not established enough or hardened off enough on arrival plus their being messed over from shipping; to do so. I expect these geraniums to be a small plant, with the compact growing form of some of the scented geraniums, to have a scented leaf...maybe not strong but not your typical zonal geranium, and to share a small sparse bloomhead when it is happy enough to do so. I give a three because they arrived alive and have recovered from their shipping stress. I hope they look like the happy bloomer in the picture soon.
Date published: 2013-05-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing I was excited to try this new variety. Unfortunately, it was too fragile and never made it out of the original shipping carton into the ground.
Date published: 2012-09-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from yellow geranium This a very cute plant, but it is a lot smaller than I expected. I had hoped it would be the size of a standard Geranium. Single blossoms also. I hope it can be improved.
Date published: 2012-09-23
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