Plant Family / Geum - Avens
Geum (Avens) is a long blooming perennial which will reward you with lovely roselike flowers in bright shades of yellow, orange, red, or pink from spring to late summer if deadheaded. The handsome foliage with leaves divided into many leaflets, is deciduous or evergreen depending on species and weather conditions. Geum combines well with many sun loving perennials and is an excellent addition to borders, rock gardens or in a vase!
Geum 'Borisii' is a low-growing, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial boasting a profusion of brilliant orange, cup-shaped, single flowers, 1.5 in. across (4 cm), adorned with prominent yellow stamens. Blooming in late spring to mid summer, they are borne on slender, branching stems rising above the lush foliage mound of irregularly lobed, medium green leaves.
Geum 'Double Bloody Mary' is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with medium-sized, double, blood-red flowers from late spring to late summer. The eye-catching blossoms rise on leafy branching stems, well above the lush foliage mound of coarse green leaves.
Long-lasting and regarded as one of the most impressive orange blooming perennials in the spring, Geum 'Fireball' is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with profuse and large (1.5 in. or 4 cm across), orange-yellow, semi-double flowers appearing in late spring through early summer.
Geum 'Flore Plena Sunrise' (Avens) is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial boasting a profusion of large, double yellow, cup-shaped flowers from late spring to late summer. The brilliant blossoms rise well above the lush foliage of coarse, serrated green leaves.
Geum 'Mai Tai' is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with single to semi double, vermilion flowers, 1 in. across (3 cm), with ruffled petals fading to peach and then pink. Blooming for 3 weeks from late spring to early summer, each plant may produce up to 135 flowers.
Noted for its long blooming season, Geum 'Totally Tangerine' is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial boasting an abundance of upward and outward facing, peachy-orange flowers from late spring to fall. Borne in branched sprays, they rise well above the lush mound foliage of deep green, fuzzy leaves.
A moisture-loving plant, Geum rivale 'Leonard's Variety' (Water Avens) is a compact, clump-forming perennial boasting flared, semi-double, coppery-pink flowers, 1.5 in. across (4 cm), from late spring to late summer. Borne at the tip of long, upright, reddish-brown stems, they rise enthusiastically above the downy foliage of large, bright green, lobed basal leaves.
A very distinctive prairie plant, Geum triflorum (Prairie Smoke) features purple to reddish-pink, nodding, bowl-shaped flowers in late spring which are followed by interesting seed heads with elongated styles, 2 in. long (5 cm), forming upright, silvery pink tails. R