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PlantFiles: Scarlet Avens
Geum coccineum 'Cooky'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Geum (JEE-um) (Info)
Species: coccineum (kok-SIN-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Cooky

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive asb On Jul 24, 2014, asb from Stockton Springs, ME wrote:

Planted four in 2013 in my zone 5b garden in Maine. They bloomed throughout May into mid-June, rebloomed in July, and still had a few blooms in November. They were the first plants in my garden to bloom in 2014, blooming prolifically the 3rd week in May. I hope to plant several more next summer to create a large swath of bright orange.

Positive Terri1948 On May 12, 2011, Terri1948 from Yorkshire

This is a magnificent Geum. Very vibrant! Prone to mildew in damp weather. I grow mine amongst 'shuttlecock' ferns and they compliment one another very well.

Positive zak1962 On May 4, 2009, zak1962 from Pittsburgh, PA wrote:

Picked several of this plant up last summer at a local "Flower shop" that dabbles in potted plants. They were small with single orange flowers. I loved the name 'Cooky' and thought I'd try them.

This spring they were one of the first plants to start flowering in my garden. They have grown significantly during the month of April and have produced a plethora of blooms. (I've posted two (2) pictures to the right) Today is May 4th and I would estimate my biggest plant at one foot tall by the same width.

Positive smiln32 On Sep 22, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Beautiful foliage. Does not like to be wet in winter. Ideal for rock gardens or with dark foliage plants.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

, (2 reports)
, British Columbia
Fairfield, California
Richmond, California
Yorba Linda, California
Chicago, Illinois
South China, Maine
Stockton Springs, Maine
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Lincoln Park, Michigan
Park Rapids, Minnesota
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Bend, Oregon
Dallas, Oregon
Portland, Oregon
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
Newport News, Virginia
Bellevue, Washington
Kalama, Washington
Spokane, Washington

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