Mýrastigi

Geum rossii

Alpine Avens

Rosaceae

Height

10 cm

Flower colour

yellow

Flowering time

late May - June

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained, gritty

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy, given adequate drainage

Plant range

N-Canada and mountains in western USA at high altitudes

Geum is a genus in the rose family, Rosaceae, closely related to Potentilla, but unlike them the avens flower for a long time. They grow wild in Europe, Asia, America, Africa and New Zealand. Most prefer full sun, but don't have any special soil requirements.

Propagation:


Division in spring.


Seed - sown in March.

Seed just covered and kept at 20°C (68°F) until germination.

​Mat forming alpine. Needs good drainage and ample sunlight.

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