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Sunkissed Lime Avens

Geum 'Sunkissed Lime'

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Sunkissed Lime Avens (Geum 'Sunkissed Lime') at River Street Flowerland

Sunkissed Lime Avens flowers

Sunkissed Lime Avens flowers

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Plant Height:  9 inches

Flower Height:  12 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Chilean Avens

Description:

Brilliant orange flowers over mounds of luminous lime green foliage are a combination that really stands out in the late spring garden; stunning in borders and perennial beds

Ornamental Features

Sunkissed Lime Avens has orange flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to early summer, which are interesting on close inspection. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its tomentose lobed leaves remain lime green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Sunkissed Lime Avens is an herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Sunkissed Lime Avens is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Sunkissed Lime Avens will grow to be about 9 inches tall at maturity extending to 12 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 16 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 3 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider covering it with a thick layer of mulch in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Sunkissed Lime Avens is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features