Geum macrophyllum

Largeleaf Avens

Plant Type: Perennial
Sun: Partial Shade, Shade
Drainage: Adaptable
Water: Moist
Height X Width: 2' X 3'
Santa Clara County Local: No
What do these mean?



Largeleaf avens grows in moist, shady, mountainous sites throughout much of California and beyond. The deep-green leaves are round and lobed with serrated edges. These grow low to the ground in an expanding patch in the presence of moisture. The bright yellow flowers of this rose relative illuminate a shady bed in the spring. Largeleaf avens makes for a satisfying groundcover where conditions are right. The hotter the summer weather, the more shade is required. A shady setting also will help conserve water. Largeleaf avens is a hardy container plant, as are many moisture-loving natives. Container culture will require regular division to prevent overcrowding.


Deer Resistant: No
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: No
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen