Geum rivale description
Nodding pink bell flowers in spring and early summer.
It can grow in very wet bog gardens, but it can also grow in ordinary soil provided it doesn’t get too dry.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the middle of a wet border, Cottage Garden, by a patio in a wildlife garden or rough area.
It is okay in most soils, including heavy or clay soils.
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Common name: Water Avens, or Nodding Avens, or Drooping Avens.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, useful for a damp shady spot.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil where its not too dry. Tolerates clay soil.
How much moisture:
Moist or normal.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Trim hard when looking tatty.
Size of plant:
Height 30 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.