G. Flames of Passion introduces a glow of warmth to the front of herbaceous borders. A reliable perennial, it produces a mass of deep red flowers, tinged with orange, attractively held aloft on black wiry stems. The semi-double blooms have prettily ruffled petals, veined with brown to echo the warm brown shade of the buds. The foliage, growing from a rosette-form base of mid-green, is also attractive and if cut with the flowers lends a fresh informality to flower arrangements.
This repeat flowering geum does not need dead heading but can be sheared back after flowering to encourage prolific growth the following year. You may however, wish to leave the flowers for as long as possible because they are highly attractive to butterflies.
Plant at the front of a sunny, well-drained border or in rock garden. G.Flames of Passion will also thrive as a vibrant container plant, glowing in terracotta or contrasting wonderfully with slate or lead pots.
Pot Size: 2L
Common Name: Avens
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height and Spread: 45cm x 50cm
Preferred Soil Type: Well drained but moist; not dry
Aspect: Full sun
Flowering Period: Early summer - early autumn