Water avens

Geum rivale

Water avens - Geum rivale

Common Name: Water avens
Genus: Geum
Species: rivale

Category: Aquatic & Bog Garden Plants
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Suitable for ground cover

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Flower Colour: Pink, Red, Orange
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May to July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Nodding, bell-shaped, dusky pink to dark orange red flowers on mahogany tinted stems from late spring to midsummer above rosettes of scalloped fresh green leaves. Water arens is an excellent and attractive groundcover plant for a bog garden. The seed-heads which resemble little raspberries are an important decorative feature retained on the plant all summer.

 


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