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Geum coccineum - 'Borisii' (Avens)

Type Herbaceous flower, Alpine, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Orange Flowers (Summer late), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Geum coccineum - Cultivation Notes

Geum's flourish on most moist garden soils, yet they don’t like wet or heavy clay soils. Plant in a sheltered sunny spot towards the front of the border where they can grow without being smothered by taller plants. Prop by dividing in autumn or spring.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Geum coccineum:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Geum coccineum

  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils
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