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

Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Veined

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

On May 12, 2011, Terri1948 from Yorkshire
wrote:

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

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

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.