late May - June
well drained, gritty
acid - neutral - alkaline
hardy, given adequate drainage
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.
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.