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Geum 'Beech House Apricot'

avens 'Beech House Apricot'

avens 'Beech House Apricot'

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  • Other common names avens 'Beech House Apricot'

  • Synonyms Geum alpinum 'Beech House Apricot'
    Geum rivale 'Beech House Apricot'

  • Family Rosaceae

  • Genus Geum are rhizomatous perennials, occasionally spreading by stolons, with a basal rosette of pinnately lobed leaves and saucer-shaped flowers in loose clusters

  • Details

    'Beech House Apricot' is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial, to 20cm, with basal rosettes of lobed leaves. The semi-double flowers are soft yellow splashed with apricot, carried on dark red stems from late spring to mid-summer

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Clump-forming

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H7

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained

  • SoilSand, Loam, Chalk

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in fertile, well-drained soil. Best in full sun though tolerates semi-shade. Divide every three years or so to maintain vigour and flowering

Propagation Propagate by division in spring or autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Deadhead to promote more blooms, and cut back old stems after flowering

Pests May be damaged by geum sawfly

Diseases Generally disease free

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