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Geum rivale

For sale by Lewis Cottage Plants

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Nodding peach flowers open from May to September on this lovely British native plant which is often found in slow-draining or wet soils and can tolerate mildly acidic to calcareous conditions, habitats including stream sides, pond edges, damp deciduous woodland and hay meadows.

Geum rivale | Devon, EX17
Pot SizeTotal Price
1 litre
£4.50

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Common names

Water avens, Indian chocolate, Chocolate root, Purple avens

Description

Geum rivale (Water avens). This is a clump-forming perennial about 40cm high. It will form a basal rosette of hairy deeply divided dark green leaves. The flowers are nodding bell-shaped, pink and orange flowers they are carried on reddish stalks from late spring to mid-summer.

Cultivation

They are fully hardy, and will grow well in full sun, with preferably moist but well-drained soil.

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, borders, lakes wildflowers.

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Geum rivale | Devon, EX17 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightShade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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