Geum coccineum 'Borisii'
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Common Name: Avens|
Common Name (Alternative): Geum
Small, semi-double, upward facing, bright mango-orange blooms with yellow anthers dance on slender stalks above basal rosettes of fuzzy, pinnately divided leaves. These leaves are evergreen in all but the coldest of climates. The main blooming period is late spring thru early summer, but it will continue to bloom sporadically throughout the summer if deadheaded. Their color impact is visible from quite a distance. The small stature of this perennial makes it an excellent choice for edging, containers, or rock gardens.
Geum is a fast grower that is rarely bothered by pests or diseases.
Origin: Not Native to North America
Sun or Shade?:
Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
Average water needs
Consistent water needs
Want to see wings?:
Need critter resistant plants?:
How fast should it grow?:
When should it bloom?:
How's your soil?:
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
Easy to grow and underused in today's gardens. Geum adapts well to both hot summers and cold winters without complaint. This species requires moist soil with good drainage. In southern regions, protection from hot afternoon sun will improve the look and health of the foliage.
Geum should be divided frequently; young or newly divided plants bloom longer and stronger than older ones. Deadheading will promote a longer flowering time and rebloom.