Avens - Geum chiloense 'Flames of Passion' - Cotswold Grown Herbaceous Perennial

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Scientific Name
Geum chiloense (Scent of Chile)

Flower: Bushy growth
Perennial

Common Name(s)
Grecian Rose, Chilean Avens, Avens

Origin
Native to Chiloe, a cold, wet island off the coast of Chile

Months of Interest
May to July

Pruning Tips
Deadhead spent flowers to encourage a second bloom in later summer

Wildlife Value
Bees, butterflies and other pollinators

Positioning
Full sun to partial shade.

Water
Keep soil moist, especially when newly planted out; water in particularly dry weather.

Soil
Soil should be well-draining and moderately fertile

Food
Will benefit from fertilising in the growing season, and from the addition of natural fertilisers to the soil, especially if you're growing it in a pot.

Pet-safe?
Yes- no toxicity reported, though it's best for the plant and your pets if they don't nibble too much!

Sprouts Top Tips
Plant into the ground rather than a pot for more buchy and vibrant- and less scraggly- growth.

 

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