Avens (Geum coccineum 'Cooky')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10a
Plant Height: 6 to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 9 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Hairy, coarse-pinnately lobed leaves.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Days to germinate: 10 to 15 days
Other info: Light is required for germination; do not cover the seed with germination mix or vermiculite after sowing. Moisten the seed flats and move them into a warm environment, where the temperatures can be maintained at 64-68 F for germination.
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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