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Geum ponticum

Geum ponticum
Common name avens
Family rosaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers yellow
Size 12-24"
Light sun-part shade
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensmid-September

I can't find official references to this species, so I don't know about its scientific correctness. In any case, this is really more of a wildflower than a border plant - the yellow flowers are nice enough, but not as showy or prolific as those of the geums in the horticultural trade - and the foliage is a bit coarse. Cool seedheads, though!

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '05 trade. Baggy 70F (100%G, 7-12d)

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