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Commonly known as Avens
Easily grown and suited to naturalistic plantings.
Genus of about 50 species of rhizomatous, occasionall stoloniferous perennials from mountainous habitats, streamsides, moist meadows and woodland in arctic and temperate regions of Europe, Asia, New Zealand, North and South America and Africa.
UK natives are G. rivale. water avens or Billy's button, the names more attractive than the flower which is of a rather subtle colour and wood avens or herb bennet, G. urbanum. When they occur together a hybrid is easily formed, G x intermedium carrying the yellow flowers of herb bennet.
Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennialRhizomatous perennials. Erect, 5-petalled, solitary flowers in shades of cream, yellow, pink or red
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowIncludes the British native water avens (rivulare). Wildlife plant - bees, hoverflies. Deadheading will prolong flower production.Pests & DiseasesSawfly larvae may cause damage to leavesPlace of originArctic and temperate regions of Europe, Asia, New Zealand, North and South America, Africa.
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilHumus-rich. Rivale and its cultivarsFertile well drained soil
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Buy Varieties of GEUM
(coccineum) - orange
the flowers open a dark red and fade slightly
profusion of pendulous pale yellow flowers
semi-double apricot-pink flowers on red-tinted stems
soft red semi-double flowers with a hint of orange. A very long flowering period.
semi-double apricot-yellow flowers with a red flush
clump-forming perennial, both robust and floriferous. Orange flowers on tall stems