Waldsteinia (Geum ternatum)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Geum ternatum Accepted
Waldsteinia ternata Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 4 to 6 inches (10-15cm)
Plant Spread: 6 to 12 inches (15-30cm)
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Other: Evergreen in warmer climates, deciduous at colder extremes of hardiness.
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Tolerates dry shade
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Stolons and runners


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Posted by Cyclaminist (Minneapolis, Minnesota - Zone 5a) on Apr 30, 2016 11:40 PM

This species is native to Asia and Europe. Very similar to Geum fragarioides, the North American species. Not sure what the differences are.

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