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Scarlet-Flowered Avens

Geum coccineum

Also known as

Avens, Red Avens, Dwarf Orange Avens

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Scarlet-Flowered Avens Overview

This is a clump-forming, deciduous perennial. It has upright, softly hairy, pinnate basal leaves which are divided into kidney-shaped, dark green leaflets. In late spring to late summer it produces cymes of orange or red flowers with spreading petals and prominent, yellow stamens.

Common problems with Scarlet-Flowered Avens

Can be attacked by aphids, red spider mites & sawflies.

How to harvest Scarlet-Flowered Avens

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Scarlet-Flowered Avens

Division

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Other uses of Scarlet-Flowered Avens

Rock garden, ground cover.