Tips For Growing Creeping Avens Plants
What is Geum reptans? A member of the rose family, Geum reptans (syn. Sieversia reptans) is a low-growing perennial that produces buttery yellow flowers in late spring or summer, depending on the weather. Over time, the flowers wilt and develop attractive, fluffy, pink seeds.
Also known as a creeping bird plant for its long red, strawberry-like runners, this hardy plant is native to the mountainous regions of Central Asia and Europe. If you're interested in learning how to grow Geum's crawling birds, read on for helpful tips.
How to Grow Geum Creeping Avens
The creeping avens plant is supposedly suitable for growing in USDA plant hardiness zones 4 through 8. Some sources say the plant is hardy only for zone 6, while others say it is hardy enough for such low climates. Like zone 2 However, the creeping bird growth plant appears to be relatively short-lived.
In the wild, crawling birds prefer rocky and gravel conditions. In the home garden, it grows well in sandy, well-drained soils. Find a spot in full sunlight, although afternoon shade is beneficial in warmer climates.
Plant creeping bird seeds directly in the garden after all danger of frost has passed and daytime temperatures hit 20 ° C. Or, start sowing indoors six to nine weeks in advance. Seeds generally germinate in 21 to 28 days but can take much longer.
You can also propagate Geum reptans by harvesting cuttings in late summer or dividing mature plants. It is even possible to remove the seedlings at the end of the stolons, but plants propagated this way may not be as prolific.
Creeping Avens Care
When caring for Geum reptans, water occasionally during hot, dry weather. Creeping bird plants are relatively drought-tolerant and do not require a lot of moisture. Dead flowers wilt regularly to promote continued blooming. Cut weeds off poultry after flowering to refresh and rejuvenate the plant. Divide the crawling birds every two to three years.
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