Flames of Passion Avens
Geum 'Flames of Passion'
Geum 'Flames Of Passion' flowers
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Height: 15 inches
Spread: 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: 5
Other Names: Chilean Avens
Group/Class: Piet Oudolf Selection
An exciting variety that gives a summer long display of small, rounded, semi-double scarlet flowers held upon deep red stems; great plant for the front of borders or mixed containers; foliage is evergreen in mild winter areas
Flames of Passion Avens features showy crimson round flowers rising above the foliage in mid spring. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It's serrated lobed leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The stems are dark red but aren't particularly outstanding.
Flames of Passion Avens is an herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance perennial, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Flames of Passion Avens is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- General Garden Use
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Container Planting
Flames of Passion Avens will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 3 years.
This perennial does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder zones. This plant can be propagated by division.
This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.