Rob's plants
home garden plants wildlife seed photos
plant sale journal topics plantlinks fun guestbook

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.

About my plant portraits
PlantLinks to other web pages about Geum ponticum

Seed-starting details for this plant

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

I welcome comments about my web pages; feel free to use the form below to leave feedback about this particular page. For the benefit of other visitors to these pages, I will list any relevant comments you leave, and if appropriate, I will update my page to correct mis-information. Faced with an ever-increasing onslaught of spam, I'm forced to discard any comments including html markups. Please submit your comment as plain text. If you have a comment about the website as a whole, please leave it in my guestbook. If you have a question that needs a personal response, please e-mail me.

Your name

Your comments