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Geum rivale - 'Leonard's Variety' (Geum, Avens)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Spreading clump
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Summer), Dark green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Geum rivale Description

This ruby red flowering variety has a challenging flower colour in terms of finding successful combinations with other plants. But it does produce masses of spectacular summer blossom.


Geum rivale - Cultivation Notes

Geum will tolerate most moist garden soils, yet they don’t like water logged or heavy clay soils. Plant in a sheltered sunny spot towards the front of the border where they can grow without being smothered by taller plants. Propagate by dividing established plants in autumn or spring.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Geum rivale:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Geum rivale:

  • Summer flowering plant suitable for drift planting
  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
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Common Missspellings: Geam Jeam, Jeum, Gium Geeum

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