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Geum rivale

Water avens

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.1m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite-green, pink
  • Leaf ColourDark green

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.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Aquatic

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, borders, lakes wildflowers.

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Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Propagate by division, by runners or offsets or by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Saw-fly larvae may damage plants.

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