Geum Flames of Passion

Avens Flames of Passion

A long-flowering hybrid of water avens, Geum Flames of Passion is a compact, evergreen to semi-evergreen perennial with a clump-forming habit and deep red stems. It forms a mound of attractive, lobed, slightly hairy, mid-green leaves, over which rise, in May and June and into July, delicate, semi-double flowers, .8”/2cm across, on long, slender stems. From deep red buds, the flowers emerge strawberry-pink rather than red, with golden stamens and a green eye, and have a graceful, drooping, nodding appearance. A good, nectar- and pollen-rich plant for pollinators. Plant with compost or manure, and mulch lightly in spring. Dead-head to prolong flowering, and divide every two to three years.

Site: Sheltered, cool site
Soil: Any moist, cool, humus-rich, well-drained soil
Position: Best in dappled shade; tolerates full sun
Season of interest: Spring to autumn
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height: up to 18’ (45cm) Spread: up to 18” (45cm)

Type | Size: Pot | 2L
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