Geum (Geum)

Geum Plant Features

Heat up your early summer flower border with geum. Occasionally called avens, geum produces quantities of eye-popping red-orange flowers on tall, wiry stems. This rugged perennial is a snap to grow in almost any sunny location. Geum is also prized for its clumps of low, dark green leaves that add interest and color even when the plants are not in bloom. Geum grows 18 to 24 inches tall and the flowers will attract butterflies to your garden. The blooms also make good cut flowers. Hardy from zones 3-7.

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Geum Growing Instructions

Geum thrives in full sun, but can tolerate a little light shade. Soil type doesn't matter too much as long as the plants don't stand in water. Remove the faded flower heads as they appear to encourage new crops of flowers. Divide the plants every few years.

Geum is not intended for human or animal consumption.
  • Water

    Low water needs

  • Light

    Outside: Sun

  • Colors




  • Special Features

    Attracts butterflies

    Deer/rabbit resistant

    Super-easy to grow

Complement your Geum

Coreopsis is a good companion for Geum because they complement each other in color and height.

The gray foliage of Artemisia provides cool contrast for the hotter colored Geum.

Feather Reed Grass
The bright blooms of Geum are especially attractive when they appear against a green, leafy background of Feather Reed grass.

Our favorite varieties

Blazing Sunset Geum

Blazing Sunset Geum

Geum 'Blazing Sunset'

With fiery red, double flowers that are almost twice as big as other varieties, ‘Blazing Sunset’ geum should be a top pick for your garden. With flower stalks that can grow 2 feet tall, this stunning variety makes wonderful cut flowers. It blooms from late spring to mid-summer.

Borisii Geum

Borisii Geum

Geum coccineum 'Borisii'

The luscious, semi-double, orange flowers of ‘Borisii’ geum are simply stunning. Plus, in the center of each bloom there’s a golden ring of stamens that are so bright you can see them across the garden. Growing 12 inches tall this compact geum makes an excellent edging plant.

Mrs. J Bradshaw Geum

Mrs. J Bradshaw Geum

Geum 'Mrs. J Bradshaw'

Mrs. J Bradshaw is a classic selection that shows off large, semi-double orange blooms in late spring and early summer. Zones 5-7