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!
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.
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