Water Avens

Geum rivale

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This upright, clump-forming perennial has pinnate basal leaves and oval or wedge-shaped upper leaves. In late spring to midsummer it produces erect, dark purple stems bearing pendent, bell-shaped, dusky pink, purple-red or dark orange-red flowers.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer, Spring

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Special features

Origin

Europe, Eurasia

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Rosaceae

Flower colour

Pink, Purple, Red, Orange

Scent

Mild

Problems

Can be attacked by aphids, red spider mites and sawflies as well as suffering from downy and powdery mildew's.
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