Geum, Avens 'Lady Stratheden'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Geum (JEE-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Lady Stratheden
Additional cultivar information:(aka Goldball)



Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun




Foliage Color:

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Where to Grow:

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Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Boulder Creek, California(2 reports)

Long Beach, California

Richmond, California

Sacramento, California

San Jose, California

Keystone Heights, Florida

Salem, Kentucky

Owosso, Michigan

Reno, Nevada

Middletown, New York

Sandy, Utah

South Jordan, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 9, 2010, ryguy319 from Owosso, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

I know that this lists that it's hardy up to a zone 6a but I live in Owosso, MI and I'm a zone 5b and it comes back for me faithfully every year for about 3 or 4 years now. Also this is not an invasive plant as far as I've experienced.


On Jun 23, 2008, EstelleMirage from Ste-Victoire,
Canada wrote:

I love these yellow flowers. They bloom in Late June, much later than my Geum x borsii that bloom in May.

Though gardening manuals I consulted say to divide this short-lived perennnial every year to prevent its decline, I get better results here by dviding every second year half of the crowns as I get more flowers the second year. My initial three has now grown into a nice patch.


On Feb 6, 2007, Bellisgirl from Spokane, WA wrote:

Ive had this Geum for three years. I find it is much more tolerant/hardy than the "Mrs. Bradshaw" Geum (which ive lost several times over wet winters). Beautiful bright yellow flowers.


On May 25, 2003, Baa wrote:

A G. chiloense hybrid cultivar, semi- evergreen perennial.

Has hairy, pinnate, light to mid green, basal leaves. Bears bright yellow, semi-double flowers almost 2" across, borne on long stems well away from the leaves.

Flowers mid May - September

Loves a well drained, rich soil in full sun. Dislikes wet soils but can cope with a few days of heavy rain on clay (as long as it drains away!).

This is a cultivar that will often come true from seed but you may get the odd red or orange flowered seedling pop up from time to time.

A great cottage garden style plant