Steps on how to grow Geum (Avens) Plant



Avens plant is also known as Geum. This plant is about 16"-18" tall. Below is the basic information about Geum (Avens) Plant.

The botanical name: The botanical name is   Geum.

The common name: The common name is Avens.

The plant type:   The plant is herbaceous perennial, and also evergreen in southern climates.

The mature size: The mature size is about 12 to 18 inches tall with a similar spread.

The plant sun exposure: Geum (Avens) plant does well in full sun to part shade.

The soil type: Geum (Avens) plant prefer medium-moisture, well-drained soil.

The soil pH: Between 5.5 to 7, slightly acidic to neutral.

The bloom time: The bloom time is spring to early summer, most times reblooms into fall.

The flower color: The flower color is orange.

Hardiness Zones: Geum (Avens) Plant  are hardy in USDA zones 5-9.

The native Areas: Geum (Avens) Plant is a greenhouse mutation. Some of the species of Geum (Avens) Plant are found in North and South America, New Zealand, Asia and Africa.



Steps on how to grow Geum (Avens) Plant

The Geum (Avens) Plant should be grown in an area that really receives at least six hours of full sun each day. Make sure you set the plants 12"-18" apart in a fertile, well drained soil. Make sure you water thoroughly but also allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings.

 Furthermore, you can apply a balanced fertilizer once in the spring, when new growth of the plant begins.
Make sure you deadhead regularly in other to encourage continues blooming. Also remove any dead leaves on the plant as they occur.
The Geum (Avens) plant can be pruned back hard after blooming to rejuvenate the foliage.


How to Propagate Geum (Avens) Plants

The Geum (Avens) plant needs to be divided every 3 or 4 years in early spring actually before the new growth begins.
You can sow the Geum (Avens) plant seeds directly in the garden in the spring or in summer, up until two months before the first killing frost. The Geum (Avens) plant seeds can be started indoors six to eight weeks before the last killing frost.
Try as much as possible to maintain a temperature of 68°-86° within the growing medium.
The germination normally takes from 21 to 28 days.

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