geum

Geum is a long blooming member of the rose family which will reward you with flowers in shades of yellow, orange, red, or pink. The bloom shape range from fluffy upward facing doubles nodding singles.  These showy flowers also attract bees and butterflies.  For the longest lasting cut flowers, pick when blooms are half open.

The foliage ranges from deciduous to evergreen depending on species and conditions.  Leaves are deeply lobed with toothed or scalloped edges, forming a dense mound.  

An excellent addition to rock gardens, containers or as a border.  Geum combines well with Geranium, Salvia nemerosa, ornamental grasses and Achillea (yarrow).  Geum happen to be a low allergen plant.   Also a tincture of Avens is an ingredient in some herbal medicines as a mild sedative. The hybrids below have breed bread for color, disease resistance, and long bloom.

Some of our favorites are:

Geum

Geum 'Alabama Slammer'

Semi-double golden flowers with orange and red hilights May trough June.

Grows 12-14" tall and wide.

Zones 5-8.

Geum 'Blazing Sunset'

Geum 'Blazing Sunset'

Evergreen with double flower of scarlet- red flowers May-September

Grows 1-2' tall and wide.

Zone 5-9

Geum 'Flames of Passion'

Geum 'Flames of Passion'

Semi-double red, outward facing flowers May-June.

Grows 12-18" tall and wide.

Zones 5-9.

Geum 'Fireball'

Geum 'Fire Storm'

Deciduous with large orange flowers May-June.

Grows 13-20" tall by 18" wide.

Full to part sun.

Zone 5-9.

Geum 'Lady Stratheden'

Geum 'Lady Stratheden'

Deciduous with semi-double yellow flowers May-September.

12-20” tall by 24” wide.

Full to part sun.

Zone 5.

Geum 'Mango Lassi'

Geum 'Mango Lassi'

Evergreen foliage topped by double mango-orange flowers May-September

Grows 12" tall and wide.

Full sun.

Zone 5-9.

Geum 'Mrs. Bradshaw'

Geum 'Mrs. Bradshaw'

Deciduous with bright red flowers May to June.

Grows 9-12” high by 24” wide.

Full to part sun.

Zone 5.

Geum 'Tequila Sunrise'

Geum 'Tequila Sunrise'

Deciduous with semi-double gold and red flowers May to June.

Grows 18-24" tall and wide.

Full to part sun.

Zones 5-9.

Geum 'Coppertone'

Geum rivale 'Coppertone'

Evergreen foliage topped by apricot, nodding flowers April to June.

Grows 12" tall by 18" wide in full to part sun.

Zones 4-11.

Find the Best Perennials for your Garden

We have a wonderful selection of perennials year round, but if you are looking for a specific perennial we will have the best selection when it is in bloom around town. Note: Native plant pages will take you into the Native Plant section.

Perennials

Actaea: Bugbane

Natives

Native Actaea: Bugbane

Perennials

Agastache: Hyssop

Perennials

Anemone: Windflower

Perennials

Aquilegia: Columbine

Natives

Native Aquilegia: Columbine

Perennials

Artemisia

Natives

Asarum: Wild Ginger

Natives

Asclepias: Milkweed

Perennials

Aster

Perennials

Astilbe: False Spirea

Perennials

Bellium: Miniature Daisy

Perennials

Bergenia: Pigsqueak

Perennials

Brunnera: Bugloss

Perennials

Canna Lily

Natives

Camassia: Camas

Perennials

Chrysanthemum

Perennials

Coreopsis: Tickweed

Perennials

Corydalis

Perennials

Cyclamen

Bulbs

Dahlia

Bulbs

Delosperma: Ice Plant

Perennials

Delphinium: Larkspur

Perennials

Dianthus: Carnation

Perennials

Dicentra: Bleeding Heart

Natives

Dodecatheon: Shooting Star

Perennials

Echinacea: Coneflower

Perennials

Epimedium

Natives

Erigeron: Fleabane

Natives

Eriophyllum: Oregon Sunshine

Perennials

Erodium: Alpine Geranium

Perennials

Eupatorium: Joe-Pye Weed

Perennials

Euphorbia: Spurge

Natives

Fragaria: Wild Strawberry

Bulbs

Fritillaria

Perennials

Hardy Fuchsia

Perennials

Hardy Geranium

Perennials

Geum: Avens

Perennials

Helenium: Sneezeweed

Perennials

Hellebore

Perennials

Hellebore: Gold Collection

Perennials

Hellebore: Winter Jewel

Perennials

Heuchera: Coral Bells

Perennials

Hosta: Plantain Lily

Perennials

Iberis: Candytuft

Bulbs

Iris

Natives

Native Iris

Perennials

Kniphofia: Red Hot Poker

Perennials

Leptinella

Perennials

Leucanthemum: Shasta Daisy

Natives

Lewisia: Bitterroot

Perennials

Ligularia

Perennials

Monarda: Bee Balm

Perennials

Moss

Bulbs

Narcissus: Daffodil

Perennials

Paeonia: Peony

Perennials

Papaver: Poppy

Perennials

Parahebe

Natives

Penstemon: Beard Tongue

Perennials

Perovskia: Russian Sage

Perennials

Primula: Primrose

Perennials

Rudbeckia: Black-eyed Susan

Perennials

Salvia

Perennials

Santolina: Lavender Cotton

Perennials

Sedum

Perennials

Evergreen Sedum

Natives

Native Sedum: Stonecrop

Perennials

Sempervivum: Hen & Chicks

Natives

Sidalcea: Checker Mallow

Natives

Sisyrinchium

Blue-eyed Grass
Natives

Solidago: Goldenrod

Natives

Synthyris: Native Figwort

Perennials

Top Shade Perennials

Perennials

Top Sun Perennials

Perennials

Tricyrtis: Toad Lily

Natives

Trillium: Wake Robin

Bulbs

Tulip

Natives

Vancouveria: Inside-out Flower

Perennials

Vinca: Periwinkle

Perennials

Viola: Violet

Natives

Native Viola: Violet

Perennials

Zantedeschia: Calla Lily