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Geum Genus

Avens

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Geum genus (Avens). This genus consists of about 50 herbaceous perennials. They will form basal rosettes of hairy lobed leaves, and they will bear masses of red, orange and yellow single or double flowers with prominent yellow stamens from late spring until early autumn.

Characteristics

Perennials, Shrubs or Herbaceous

Origin

Europe, Asia, New Zealand, Americas and Africa

Interest and use

Rock garden, ground cover.

Cultivation

They are fully hardy, and will grow well in full sun, with preferably moist but well-drained soil.

Propagation

Propagate by division, by runners or offsets or by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Saw-fly larvae may damage plants.

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