geum

Geum is a long blooming member of the rose family which will reward you with flowers in shades of yellow, orange, red, or pink. The bloom shape range from fluffy upward facing doubles nodding singles.  These showy flowers also attract bees and butterflies. For the longest lasting cut flowers, pick when blooms are half open.

The foliage ranges from deciduous to evergreen depending on species and conditions. Leaves are deeply lobed with toothed or scalloped edges, forming a dense mound.  

An excellent addition to rock gardens, containers or as a border. Geum combines well with Geranium, Salvia nemerosa, ornamental grasses and Achillea (yarrow). Geum is a low allergen plant and a tincture of Avens is an ingredient in some herbal medicines as a mild sedative. The hybrids below have breed bread for color, disease resistance, and long bloom.

Some of our favorites are:

Geum

Geum 'Alabama Slammer'

Semi-double golden flowers with orange and red highlights May through June.

Grows 12-14" tall and wide.

Zones 5-8.

Geum 'Blazing Sunset'

Geum 'Blazing Sunset'

Evergreen with double flower of scarlet- red flowers May-September

Grows 1-2' tall and wide.

Zone 5-9

Geum 'Flames of Passion'

Geum 'Flames of Passion'

Semi-double red, outward facing flowers May-June.

Grows 12-18" tall and wide.

Zones 5-9.

Geum 'Fire Storm'

Geum 'Fire Storm'

Deciduous with large orange flowers May-June.

Grows 13-20" tall by 18" wide.

Full to part sun.

Zone 5-9.

Geum 'Lady Stratheden'

Geum 'Lady Stratheden'

Deciduous with semi-double yellow flowers May-September.

12-20” tall by 24” wide.

Full to part sun.

Zone 5.

Geum 'Mango Lassi'

Geum 'Mango Lassi'

Evergreen foliage topped by double mango-orange flowers May-September

Grows 12" tall and wide.

Full sun.

Zone 5-9.

Geum 'Mrs. Bradshaw'

Geum 'Mrs. Bradshaw'

Deciduous with bright red flowers May to June.

Grows 9-12” high by 24” wide.

Full to part sun.

Zone 5.

Geum 'Tequila Sunrise'

Geum 'Tequila Sunrise'

Deciduous with semi-double gold and red flowers May to June.

Grows 18-24" tall and wide.

Full to part sun.

Zones 5-9.

Geum 'Coppertone'

Geum rivale 'Coppertone'

Evergreen foliage topped by apricot, nodding flowers April to June.

Grows 12" tall by 18" wide in full to part sun.

Zones 4-11.

Find the Best Perennials for your Garden

We have a wonderful selection of perennials year round, but if you are looking for a specific perennial we will have the best selection when it is in bloom around town. Note: Native plant pages will take you into the Native Plant section.

Natives

Lewisia: Bitterroot