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Benoîte: all maintenance tips


The benoîte is a perennial of very easy culture that you will appreciate for its lining power.

Its yellow, orange or red flowers are very decorative.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Geum chiloense
Family : Rosaceae
Type : Perennial

Height
: 30 to 60 cm
Exposure : Sunny and partial shade
Ground : Ordinary, well drained

Foliage : Expired - Flowering : June to September

Planting benoîte

Planting in spring respecting a spacing of 20 cm between each foot.

Mix your soil with special soil for flowering plants.

  • For a beautiful decorative effect, count about 10 plants per m2.
  • A sunny situation will favor flowering.
  • Multiplication by division of the tuft after flowering or in early spring.

Maintenance of the benoîte

Benoîte is a perennial flower that is easy to grow and care for.

  • No watering is necessary except for the first year after planting or sowing.

Remove the faded flowers as you go, this allows flowering to be prolonged but above all that the plant does not go to seed.

Rustic, the benoîte is resistant to frost since it has a hardiness close to -15 to -20 °.

Benoît tends to spread naturally by spontaneous sowing.

  • Every 2-3 years, revitalize your benoît by dividing the stumps in spring

To know about the benoîte

This pretty perennial from the Rosaceae family has several species, with single flowers or double flowers (as in the photo), and whose colors range from red to yellow through orange.

In your garden, the benoîte will form an elegant carpet of leaves adorned with beautiful flowers.

A distinction is made between European varieties, extremely robust, and hybrids of Chilean origin, with large flowers, a little more demanding and which live less long.

The most common variety of benoît is, of courseGeum chiloense which originated in Chile, where the island of Chiloe is located.

But we also findGeum coccineum and Rival Geum, the common benoît, both native to the European continent.

All Benoît have fairly similar flowering periods, namely in summer.

Smart tip about Benoîte

Some stems are tall; it is therefore prudent to stake them in order to prevent them from bending in the effect of the wind.


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