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Alabama Slammer Geum Plant

18.95
  • - Avens
  • - Height: 12-14 inches
  • - Hardiness Zone: 5-7
  • - Exposure: Part-Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: May-June
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Alabama Slammer Geum Plant
Plant Features

The Alabama Slammer Geum Plant is an amazing Avens variety that is quite vigorous and considered a bit longer-lasting than some other cultivars. Wine-colored buds give way to startling and surprising orange petals tinged with shades of rosy pink through reddish-orange. The frilly yellow center is the coup-de-grace on this tiny, but ostentatious, cousin of the rose. The blossom opens atop burgundy stems above light green foliage and is a real show-stopper!

Geum Companion Plants: Achillea, Geranium, Grasses, Heuchera, Salvia

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 4+ hours
Soil Moisture Wet to Moist to Dry
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil, Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Mature Spread 8-10 inches
Habit Upright
Flower Color Orange
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Features Cut Flower
Garden Styles Container Garden, Cottage Garden, Rock Garden
Plant Used for Borders and Edging, Filler
Pet Friendly Yes
Plant Type Hybrid

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Spring blooming plants

Geum is a spring-blooming plant. The range listed can vary, depending on the variety and the environmental conditions. Typically they are not a reblooming plant, although deadheading during the bloom period will encourage a few more blooms and help to extend the season.

From anonymous | June 21, 2012


Puzzled

Can anyone tell me why both my Geums bloomed in May and once those flowers died off, not a hint of buds? They are supposed to bloom til late summer. Thanks!

From Andrea | June 20, 2012


Pleased!

I purchased 2 Geums last summer. It is end of April here on LI and both of them have been in bloom for a week. Alabama Slammer has about a dozen flowers, Flames of Passion has about 5 with buds. Last year Flames remained about 4" high all summer so I thought I was going to lose it. I think it needed to acclimate to soil that was close to a concrete walk which happens sometimes (the concrete changes the soil somehow). This really are little charmers, I am ordering more for the lower areas.

From Andrea | April 23, 2012


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