Geum (Avens)

Endlessly blooming from May through October, Geums, also known as Evans, stand as a true testament to nature's vibrant beauty. Hailing from the British countryside, these charming perennials are often overlooked gems in the garden.

Bursting forth in an array of warm and summery hues, Geums add a touch of enchantment to any outdoor space. Compact and prolific, they generously adorn the front of beds or mingle harmoniously within mixed borders.

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Geum (Avens) Bare Roots

  • Botanical Brilliance: Geum, commonly known as avens, derives its name from the Greek word "geuo," which means "to give a pleasant taste." This name reflects the historical use of some Geum species in herbal remedies and teas
  • Colour Kaleidoscope: Geums come in a captivating array of colours, ranging from fiery oranges and passionate reds to soft yellows and delicate pinks. This diverse palette allows you to create a garden canvas that bursts with vivacity.
  • Pollinator Paradise: Geums are a pollinator's paradise, attracting bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects to your garden. By inviting these charming visitors, you're playing a vital role in supporting local ecosystems.
  • Long-lasting Blooms: Geums are known for their extended blooming period, with some varieties gracing your garden with flowers from spring to early summer. This enduring display ensures that your garden remains a spectacle of beauty for months.
  • Historical Herbal Remedy: Avens, a common name for Geum, has a rich history as a medicinal herb. It was traditionally used to treat various ailments, from digestive issues to sore throats, showcasing its versatility beyond its aesthetic appeal.
  • Versatile Garden Companions: Geums are excellent team players in your garden design. They can thrive in various settings, from cottage gardens to modern landscapes, adding a touch of elegance and charm wherever they're planted.
  • Symbolism and Folklore: In folklore, Geum was believed to have protective powers. People would hang the dried root of Geum over doorways to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck into their homes.
  • Attractive Foliage: While the blooms steal the show, Geums also offer attractive foliage that can add texture and interest to your garden even when the flowers are not in full bloom.
  • Evolving Varieties: Over the years, horticulturalists in The Netherlands have developed new Geum cultivars with enhanced characteristics, such as larger blooms, unique colour combinations, and improved disease resistance. Embracing these modern varieties allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds – classic charm and contemporary enhancements. At DutchGrown we try to select the most beautiful ones.
  • Low-maintenance Champions: Geums are relatively low-maintenance plants, making them an excellent choice for both experienced gardeners and those new to cultivating flowering perennials. Their adaptability and resilience make them a rewarding addition to any garden.