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Flames of Passion Avens

Geum 'Flames of Passion'

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Flames of Passion Avens (Geum 'Flames of Passion') at Gardener's Supply Company

Flames of Passion Avens flowers

Flames of Passion Avens flowers

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Flames of Passion Avens (Geum 'Flames of Passion') at Gardener's Supply Company

Flames of Passion Avens in bloom

Flames of Passion Avens in bloom

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Height:  15 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Chilean Avens

Group/Class:  Piet Oudolf Selection


An exciting variety that gives a summer long display of small, rounded, semi-double scarlet flowers held upon deep red stems; great plant for the front of borders or mixed containers; foliage is evergreen in mild winter areas

Ornamental Features

Flames of Passion Avens features showy crimson round flowers rising above the foliage in mid spring. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its serrated lobed leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Flames of Passion Avens is an herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Flames of Passion Avens is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Flames of Passion Avens will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 3 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Flames of Passion Avens is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Container 
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features