Easy To Care Flowering Geum Plants
Most gardening enthusiasts are often on a lookout for plants that not only look beautiful, but are easy to care for. Flowering plants often figure on the top of their list. Geum, which is a genus of around 50 species of rhizomatous herbaceous plants that belongs to the Rosaceae family, is a perennial that would be a welcome addition to any flower garden due to its beautiful foliage and flowers. The avens species and hybrids that are cultivated are typically 8 to 30 inches (20-76 cm) tall. The plants produce flowers on a single stem. Being members of the rose family, these blooms resemble those of small roses. The colors of the hybrid flowers are yellow, orange, or red. The Geum plants grow in mounds. The moisture regime in which they are found in their natural habitat depends on the type of landscape. In arid areas, they tend to be found in areas that are more moist. In areas that are prone to more moisture, they grow in drier spots. Plants in this genus have a tendency to succumb to downy mildew and powdery mildew, diseases that strike when there is too much moisture.
Avens are ideal plants for parts of the garden that only receive minimal care. The hybrids grow best in a soil of sandy loam that has good drainage. They should be divided every few years in the fall or early spring, with division being the best method of propagation. Plants can also be raised from seeds.