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Cocktails™ Banana Daiquiri Avens

Geum 'Banana Daiquiri'

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Cocktails Banana Daiquiri Avens (Geum 'Banana Daiquiri') at Shelmerdine Garden Center

Cocktails™ Banana Daiquiri Avens flowers

Cocktails™ Banana Daiquiri Avens flowers

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Height:  14 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Other Names:  Chilean Avens

Group/Class:  Cocktails™ Series

Brand:  Darwin Perennials

Description:

Beautiful clusters of ruffled flowers that are soft yellow with gold anthers; blooms throughout the summer; stunning in borders and perennial beds

Ornamental Features

Cocktails™ Banana Daiquiri Avens has yellow frilly flowers with gold anthers at the ends of the stems from mid spring to late summer, which are interesting on close inspection. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its tomentose lobed leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Cocktails™ Banana Daiquiri 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.

Cocktails™ Banana Daiquiri Avens is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Cocktails™ Banana Daiquiri Avens will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 14 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 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.

Cocktails™ Banana Daiquiri 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. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our experts for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

At Shelmerdine, we treat this plant as a "HOBBY PLANT" meaning that it is not recognized as winter-hardy in our Zone 3 climate. However, there is a possibility that it could survive winter. Regardless of whether it survives a winter or not, this plant is only warrantied until Nov. 1 of its season of purchase.

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

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