Water Avens (Geum rivale), 3 plants in 7cm pots. Flat rate postage £2.95
Water Avens (Geum rivale) is an attractive native perennial of riversides and damp woodlands and meadows. Its bell-shaped flowers, nodding delicately in the breeze at the end of long narrow stems, consist of five, pale, purple-pink rounded petals, and the dark purple sepals that produce most of the colour. Flowering occurs from April through to September; The flowers develop into a burr-like head of fruit with hooks that attach to clothing or the fur of passing animals.
Water Avens as its name suggests is found in damp places, such as pond sides, or wet meadows where it can tolerate a lot of shade.
The flowers are much visited by bees and hoverflies, and it is the food plant of a number of moth caterpillars..
In the long term
Once established you can increase your stock by separating the clumps in autumn, or collecting the seed.
You are purchasing three well rooted plants in three 7 cm square pots that have been grown by ourselves in Fife from spring-sown seeds.
Plants are carefully packaged in clamp packs made from recycled plastic which is itself completely recyclable.
Our plants are sold purely for their biodiversity, educational and aesthetic value and no part should be consumed or applied externally unless you are absolutely certain of their safety.
Please note that our nursery is located at Cupar, our St Andrews address being for correspondence only. Plant Passport Registration Number GB-S 03473.