Boris Avens

Geum coccineum 'Borisii'

An easy, carefree perennial! Cheerful orange-red flowers with yellow centers rise above neat tufts of foliage. Prolific blooms provide a long season of color to borders and rock gardens.
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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Average Size at MaturityFast growing 6 to 10 in. tall and wide, flowers 12 to 15 in. tall.
Bloom TimeSpring through Summer
Design IdeasA super perennial for rock gardens and around landscape boulders and outcroppings where it visually anchors stone. Dense habit also makes a fine groundcover mass on banks and slopes or cascading off retaining walls and curbs. Planted in the front of perennial borders for casual edging. Essential in the cottage garden border where its relaxed nature is complementary. Well suited to sunny openings in woodlands for an attractive self sufficient carpet. Perfect for troughs and porous ceramic containers.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorOrange
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Edging, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

Prefers fertile, evenly moist, well-drained soils; does not tolerate hot, humid environments or soggy, water-logged soils. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun exposures. Fertilize in early spring. Remove spent blooms throughout summer to promote continuous bloom. Hard prune to rejuvinate foliage. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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