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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 perennial - rhizomatous perennials. Erect, 5-petalled, solitary flowers in shades of cream, yellow, pink or red
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Additional Features - Good to know - - includes the British native water avens (rivulare). Wildlife plant - bees, hoverflies. Deadheading will prolong flower production.
Pests & Diseases - sawfly larvae may cause damage to leaves
Place of origin - arctic and temperate regions of Europe, Asia, New Zealand, North and South America, Africa.
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich. Rivale and its cultivars
Fertile well drained soil
Wildlife - Bee friendly -
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