Geum Rivale Aquatic Pond Plant - Water Avens Aquatic Plants
Geum Rivale Aquatic Pond Plant - Water Avens Aquatic Plants

Geum Rivale Aquatic Pond Plant - Water Avens

Geum rivale, commonly known as Water Avens or Purple Avens, is a perennial flowering plant that belongs to the Rosaceae family. It is native to moist meadows, woodland edges, and stream banks in Europe and parts of Asia. Here's a...

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Geum Rivale Aquatic Pond Plant - Water Avens Aquatic Plants

Geum Rivale Aquatic Pond Plant - Water Avens


Geum Rivale Aquatic Pond Plant - Water Avens

Size: 1ltr Pot Size

Geum rivale, commonly known as Water Avens or Purple Avens, is a perennial flowering plant that belongs to the Rosaceae family. It is native to moist meadows, woodland edges, and stream banks in Europe and parts of Asia. Here's a detailed description and care guide for Geum rivale:

Geum rivale is a clump-forming plant with a compact growth habit. It typically reaches a height of 1-2 feet (30-60 cm) and spreads to about 1 foot (30 cm) in width. The plant produces basal leaves that are lobed and hairy, forming a low mound. From late spring to early summer, slender stems rise above the foliage, bearing nodding, bell-shaped flowers. The flowers are typically a reddish-purple or pinkish-brown color, and occasionally, they may be yellow or white. The sepals of the flowers are elongated and give the plant a distinct appearance. After flowering, small seed heads develop, containing tiny seeds that can be collected for propagation. Geum rivale adds a delicate and charming touch to garden borders, woodland gardens, or naturalized areas.

Care Guide:

Lighting: Geum rivale thrives in partial shade to full shade. It prefers a location with filtered sunlight or dappled shade, especially during the hot afternoon hours. It can tolerate some morning sun but may suffer from leaf scorch if exposed to intense, direct sunlight for prolonged periods.

Water: Geum rivale prefers consistently moist soil conditions. It grows naturally in moist habitats, such as meadows and stream banks. Ensure the soil remains evenly moist but not waterlogged. Water deeply when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, especially during dry spells or hot weather.

Soil: Geum rivale prefers fertile, well-draining soil that retains moisture. It can tolerate a range of soil types, including loam, clay, or sandy soil. Add organic matter, such as compost or well-rotted manure, to improve soil fertility and moisture retention.

Temperature: Geum rivale is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 4-8. It can tolerate a range of temperatures but prefers cooler conditions. Protect the plant from extreme heat or prolonged periods of frost. Mulching around the base of the plant can help insulate the roots and protect them during winter.

Fertilizer: Geum rivale generally does not require heavy fertilization. However, incorporating a slow-release balanced fertilizer or a top-dressing of compost in early spring can provide essential nutrients. Avoid over-fertilization, as it can result in leggy growth or reduced flower production.

Maintenance: Geum rivale is a low-maintenance plant. Remove any dead or yellowed foliage to maintain a tidy appearance. After the flowering period, deadhead the spent flowers to encourage additional blooms and prevent self-seeding if desired. In early spring, cut back the old stems to the ground to allow fresh growth to emerge.

Propagation: Geum rivale can be propagated through division or by collecting and sowing its seeds. Division is best done in early spring or early autumn. Carefully separate the clumps, ensuring each division has healthy roots and stems, and replant them in suitable soil or containers. Seeds can be collected from mature seed heads and sown in containers or directly in the garden.

Pests and Diseases: Geum rivale is generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, it may occasionally attract aphids or be susceptible to powdery mildew if growing conditions are unfavorable. Monitor the plant for any signs of pests or diseases and take appropriate measures if necessary.

By following these care guidelines, you can enjoy the charming and unique beauty of Geum rivale in your garden borders, woodland gardens, or naturalized areas. Adjust the care routine based on your specific growing conditions and monitor the plant for any signs of stress, pests, or diseases. With proper care, Geum rivale can provide a lovely display of bell-shaped flowers and add a touch of elegance to your outdoor spaces.

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