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Geum sp., Avens

Geum sp.

Family: Rosaceae
Small plant 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersYellow, orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Geum is a petit perennial that holds its own in almost any flower border. They are closely related to Potentilla and Fragaria. From a basal rosette of leaves, they produce flowers on wiry stalks, in shades of white, red, yellow, and orange, in midsummer.

Geum quellyon (Geum chiloense Chilean avens, or Grecian rose) is a perennial with handsome foliage with divided leaves. Evergreen in warmer climates. Double, semi-double or single flowers in bright orange, yellow and red bloom from spring into late summer.

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