Avens Geum 'Flames of Passion' (PBR)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
avens 'Flames of Passion'


Geum 'Flames of Passion' is a striking perennial with vivacious charm, celebrated for its beautiful blooming appearance. It features rich green foliage that forms a neat, mounded backdrop to its distinctive flowers. The leaves are often slightly hairy and deeply lobed, contributing to the plant's textured look at the base. The true allure of 'Flames of Passion' lies in its vibrant floral display. Each flower consists of a series of layered petals that encircle a prominent central core, creating a semblance of a rosette. The petals themselves are a fiery blend of reds and oranges, hence its passionate name, evoking the mesmerizing hues of a flame. These blossoms are held aloft on slender, wiry stems that seem to dance above the foliage when caught in a gentle breeze. During its blooming period, 'Flames of Passion' becomes a hive of activity, attracting a variety of pollinators, including bees and butterflies, that can't resist the colorful and nectar-rich flowers. The overall impression of Geum 'Flames of Passion' is that of a plant full of vitality and warmth, bringing a splash of fiery color to the garden that can ignite the landscape with its passionate hues.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Avens, Chilean Avens.

    • Common names

      Geum 'Flames of Passion' (PBR).

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Avens, specifically the cultivar Geum 'Flames of Passion', is not commonly known to be toxic to humans. There is little to no information suggesting that this plant poses a significant risk upon ingestion. However, it is generally advisable to avoid eating ornamental plants due to potential individual allergies or stomach upset.

    • To pets

      The Avens, specifically the cultivar Geum 'Flames of Passion', is not commonly known to be toxic to pets either. As with humans, it is not considered to be a plant that commonly causes poisoning in animals such as cats and dogs. Ingestion is unlikely to lead to serious illness, but as a precaution, pets should not be allowed to eat plants not meant for consumption, as they might cause mild gastrointestinal irritation or an allergic reaction in some pets.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Spread

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Attracts pollinators - Geum 'Flames of Passion' produces vivid flowers that attract bees and butterflies, which are essential for pollination.
    • Low maintenance - This plant is easy to care for, requiring minimal attention once established in suitable conditions.
    • Drought-tolerant - After establishment, it can withstand periods of dryness, making it suitable for xeriscaping and water-efficient gardens.
    • Long blooming season - It offers a long season of color, typically providing bright blooms from late spring through summer.
    • Compact growth habit - The plant's compact size makes it ideal for small gardens, borders, and containers.
    • Deer resistant - It is generally resistant to deer, making it a good choice for gardens in areas where deer are a problem.
    • Colorful displays - With its deep red flowers, Geum 'Flames of Passion' creates vibrant displays that enhance the visual appeal of any garden space.
    • Versatile - It can be used in a variety of garden settings, such as perennial beds, rock gardens, and cottage-style landscapes.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Edible Garnish: Geum 'Flames of Passion' flowers are vibrant and can be used as an edible garnish on salads and desserts, adding a splash of color and a mild floral taste.
    • Photography Subject: Featuring strikingly vibrant flowers, these plants can serve as great subjects or backdrops for nature photography enthusiasts.
    • Fabric Dye: The petals can be boiled to produce a natural dye for fabrics, giving textiles a soft, peachy-pink hue.
    • Artistic Inspiration: Artists may use the vivid colors of the Geum 'Flames of Passion' as inspiration for paintings, drawings, or fabric designs.
    • Education and Research: Botany students and researchers can study the plant's growth patterns, pollination mechanisms, and habitat preferences.
    • Bee-friendly Garden Design: The plant can be integrated into garden designs that aim to support and attract pollinators like bees.
    • Flower Pressing: The flowers can be pressed and preserved for craft projects such as making bookmarks, greeting cards, or framed botanical art.
    • Holiday and Event Decor: The bright flowers can be included in floral arrangements for festive occasions, bringing a lively touch to event decorations.
    • Culinary Syrup: The blossoms can be infused into syrups, lending a slight floral note to cocktails or sweetened beverages.
    • Children's Educational Activities: The plant can be used in educational projects for children, such as learning about plant lifecycles or starting a small garden.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Avens is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Avens is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Passion: The name "Flames of Passion" directly suggests a symbol of intense emotion and desire, alluding to the fiery nature of passionate love.
    • Vitality: The vibrant colors of the Geum 'Flames of Passion' burst forth with life and energy, symbolizing liveliness and spiritedness.
    • Attraction: The bright and inviting appearance of the flowers can be seen as a symbol of allure and magnetism, much like the qualities that draw people together.
    • Enthusiasm: The warm, fiery hues of the blooms represent a zeal and enthusiasm for life, encouraging a zestful approach to our daily experiences.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Avens, commonly known as Geum 'Flames of Passion', should be watered thoroughly to establish roots and then maintained at a consistent moisture level. It is best to water the plant deeply once a week, providing about one inch of water each time. During hot, dry periods, the frequency may increase to twice a week. Avoid overwatering as well as allowing the soil to dry out completely; the top inch of soil should be dry to the touch before you water again. Generally, one gallon of water per plant per week is sufficient, but adjust based on weather conditions and soil drainage.

  • sunLight

    Avens thrive in full sun to partial shade, meaning they require at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight each day. They perform best when planted in a spot that receives morning sun and afternoon shade to protect them from the intense heat of the day. A location with dappled sunlight throughout the day would also be suitable for this plant.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Avens, or Geum 'Flames of Passion', prefer a temperate climate with temperatures ranging from around 60°F to 75°F. They can withstand cold temperatures down to 25°F but may need protection from frost. They are generally adapted to survive within USDA hardiness zones 5 through 9, with some variations depending on the specific variety and local conditions. Avoid exposing them to extreme heat above 85°F as it can stress the plant.

  • scissorsPruning

    Avens require pruning to maintain their shape and encourage a flush of new flowers. Deadhead spent blooms regularly to promote continued blooming throughout the season. Cut back the foliage by about half in midsummer if the plant starts to look untidy or after a significant bloom period to stimulate new growth. The best time for heavier pruning is late winter or early spring, just before new growth begins.

  • broomCleaning

    Not needed

  • bambooSoil

    Avens 'Flames of Passion' thrives in well-draining, loamy soil enriched with organic matter. The ideal soil pH range for this plant is between 5.5 and 7.0. A mix containing equal parts garden soil, compost, and perlite or sand is a good recipe to achieve the necessary drainage and fertility.

  • plantRepotting

    Avens typically does not require frequent repotting and can be repotted every 2 to 3 years or when it has outgrown its current container. This helps to refresh the soil and provide necessary nutrients for continued growth.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Avens 'Flames of Passion' is tolerant of a wide range of humidity levels and does not require any special humidity conditions. It generally prefers the ambient humidity found in a typical garden setting.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Provide bright light, cool temperatures, and well-draining soil.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in sun to part shade with moist, well-drained soil.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Geum 'Flames of Passion' (Avens) begins its life cycle as a seed that, once sown, germinates in moist conditions with plenty of warmth. The seedling then develops into a vegetative plant with a rosette of leaves at ground level, establishing a root system. As it matures, Avens sends up stems topped with buds that will bloom into distinctive red flowers, typically in late spring to early summer, attracting pollinators. After the flowering period, the plant sets seed, which are dispersed by various means, including wind and wildlife. The plant then enters a period of dormancy in late autumn or winter, where growth slows down and the above-ground parts may die back, depending on the climate. The following spring, Avens resumes growth from its perennial rootstock, repeating the cycle.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The most popular method for propagating Geum 'Flames of Passion' involves division. This is typically done in the spring or fall, when the plant is not in its active flowering stage. To propagate by division, carefully dig up the entire plant, making sure to keep as much of the root system intact as possible. Then, using a sharp spade or knife, divide the plant into smaller sections, each with a portion of the root system and some growth points or shoots. These sections can then be replanted in well-drained soil, spaced appropriately to accommodate the plant's growth. Ensure the divisions are watered well after planting to help establish them in their new locations.