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Avens

Geum spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Avens Overview

Geum is a genus of around 50 hardy, rhizomatous perennials, also known as Avens. These are generally evergreen except in winter conditions below -18 degrees Celsius, where they will drop their leaves. Evolved from damp meadow and woodland in temperate and arctic climates, this genus is widespread across Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa and New Zealand. Flowers are produced on vertical stems and have 5 petals arranged in a shallow saucer-shape. Usual colours are white, orange, red, yellow or pink and cultivars have been produced from this genus for use as garden plants.

How to propagate Avens

Division

Propagate by division, by runners or offsets.

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Other uses of Avens

Rock garden, ground cover.

Rosaceae Family

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