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Geum coccineum 'Borisii'
Boris Avens, Boris geum
New - pretty dwarf variety
Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, Perennial, Hardy
Flowering period Late spring - late summer
Height 12in/30cm
Light preference Sun/part shade
Soil preference Any reasonable soil, moist, free-draining
Sowing time/depth Spring, barely cover
Dwarf variety, producing a neat mound of hairy, rounded leaves, above which rise stems topped with bright orange-red flowers from late spring and throughout the summer. Lovely at the front of borders and also makes a good container plant.
Sowing and/or growing instructions
Sow in spring on the surface of good quality compost, barely covering with a little more compost or some fine vermiculite. Place in propagator or seal in a plastic bag and provide 68F/20C until germination occurs, then grow on in cooler conditions, transferring seedlings to individual pots. Plant out when large enough.
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