Geum ‘Fireball’

Scientific name: Geum ‘Fireball’


Common names: “Avens”

Plant Type: Semi-evergreen perennial


Zone: 5-7

Light: Full sun – part shade, prefers some protection from hot afternoon sun

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Rich soil but will tolerate less

Moisture: Moist well drained


Plant Size: H & W 18″-23″

Leaf and Stem shape: Compact, clump-forming with lobed basal leaves

Flower: Several semi-double golden yellow tinged with scarlet orange flowers in late spring, sterile repeat blooming cultivar

Maintenance: Low, lightly cut back after flowering to the nearest bud for a second flush

Landscape use: Flower beds, cottage gardens, informal planting

Propagate: By division

Pests & Disease: None in Victoria

*Deer and rabbit resistant

Comments: Very robust, bright and loud plant in the spring, strong colour

Cultivars: G. ‘Lady Stratheden’ & G. ‘Mrs J Bradshaw’ ~AGM winners

Geum coccineum ‘Eos’ – golden chartreuse foliage with bright orange flowers but less hardy


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