Geum Plant Features
Heat up your early summer flower border with geum. Occasionally called avens, geum produces quantities of eye-popping red-orange flowers on tall, wiry stems. This rugged perennial is a snap to grow in almost any sunny location. Geum is also prized for its clumps of low, dark green leaves that add interest and color even when the plants are not in bloom. Geum grows 18 to 24 inches tall and the flowers will attract butterflies to your garden. The blooms also make good cut flowers. Hardy from zones 3-7.
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Geum Growing Instructions
Geum thrives in full sun, but can tolerate a little light shade. Soil type doesn't matter too much as long as the plants don't stand in water. Remove the faded flower heads as they appear to encourage new crops of flowers. Divide the plants every few years.
Geum is not intended for human or animal consumption.
Orange, Red, Yellow
Low water needs
Super-easy to grow
Complement your Geum with these varieties:
The gray foliage of Artemisia provides cool contrast for the hotter colored Geum.
Coreopsis is a good companion for Geum because they complement each other in color and height.
The bright blooms of Geum are especially attractive when they appear against a green, leafy background of Feather Reed grass.
Varieties: Our Favorites
Geum 'Blazing Sunset'
With fiery red, double flowers that are almost twice as big as other varieties, ‘Blazing Sunset’ geum should be a top pick for your garden. With flower stalks that can grow 2 feet tall, this stunning variety makes wonderful cut flowers. It blooms from late spring to mid-summer.
Geum coccineum 'Borisii'
The luscious, semi-double, orange flowers of ‘Borisii’ geum are simply stunning. Plus, in the center of each bloom there’s a golden ring of stamens that are so bright you can see them across the garden. Growing 12 inches tall this compact geum makes an excellent edging plant.
Geum 'Mrs. J Bradshaw'
Mrs. J Bradshaw is a classic selection that shows off large, semi-double orange blooms in late spring and early summer. Zones 5-7