Geum ‘Blazing Sunset’ – Geum – Avens –


Geum ‘Blazing Sunset’

comes in quarts or in 1 gallon pots

Geum – Avens –

There are about 50 species of herbaceous rhizomatous, occasionally stoloniferous perennials, in this genus. They occur in mountainous habitats, stream sides, moist meadows, and woodland in arctic and temperate regions of Europe, Asia, New Zealand, North and South America, and Africa. They have hairy, unequal pinnate to pinnatisect, wrinkled leaves, the leaflets with toothed or scalloped edges, the are mainly, held in basal rosettes. The erect, open, 5 petaled, saucer to bowl shaped, usually upright but occasionally pendent flowers in shades of cream, yellow, orange, pink or red, are solitary or borne in cymes, opening from late spring to early fall with prominent stamens. In warm, frost free areas they can bloom almost all year. The stems of G. chiloense hybrids tend to be more branched, than those of G. coccineum hybrids. The smaller Geums are suitable for growing in a rock garden, the larger can be grown at the front of a border.

Grow in fertile, moist but well drained soil in full sun. Avoid soil that is waterlogged in winter. Divide in fall or spring.

zone 5-7