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GEUM triflorum

Image of Geum triflorum

James H. Schutte

Family

Rosaceae

Botanical Name

GEUM triflorum

Plant Common Name

Old Man's Whiskers

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

This genus comprises around 50 diverse species of herbaceous perennials. These can be found across the globe from the Americas to Europe, Africa and even New Zealand. Only a few are heavily cultivated as garden ornamentals to include Geum coccineum (Red Avens), Geum montanum (Alpine Avens), Geum rivale (Purple Avens), and Geum triflorum (Prairie Smoke).

Geums inhabit a wide range of habitats such as dry open fields, bogs and alpine regions. As with environmental needs, hardiness is also species dependent and varies widely.

Most ornamentally prized avens grow best in full sun and average garden loam. They are often planted in perennial or mixed borders and are generally easy to grow.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    10 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

Growing Conditions

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

Ornamental Features

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Mixed Border, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes