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Herbaceous Perennial

Geum 'Pink Petticoats'

avens 'Pink Petticoats'

A compact, clump-forming perennial to 25cm tall, with lobed basal leaves. Reddish-brown stems bear nodding, double, frilly-edged pink flowers to 4cm across with a lemon centre in late spring and summer

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Red Pink Yellow Green
Summer Red Pink Yellow Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Rosaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

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

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in any fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or light shade

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring or autumn for home use

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Pruning

Cut back flowered stems to the ground to encourage more flowering through the season

Pests

May be affected by geum sawflies

Diseases

Generally disease free but may be affected by powdery mildews in dry soil

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