Geum rivale – Water Avens

Water avens is a medium height downy perennial with nodding bell shaped flowers of five pale purple-pink rounded petals and dark purple sepals. Flowering occurs from April to September; the flowers develop into a bur-like head of fruits with brown hooks.

Type Seeds per gram Origin Ordering
Grassland Perennial 750 Yorkshire, Staffordshire Currently unavailable


Habitat Information

Water avens is a native perennial of slow-draining or wet soils and can tolerate mildly acidic to calcareous conditions in full sun or under shade. Habitats include stream sides, pond edges, damp deciduous woodland and hay meadows. Regeneration is by seed, which can be dispersed a considerable distance if caught in clothing or fur, and by rhizomatous spread.

Growing Information

Best sown in the autumn. Water avens is a component of our EP1 pond edge mixture but could also be added to EM8 or EW1.

Species currently unavailable or of restricted availability

Sorry, this species is currently unavailable to order as a single item as we have no stock. For more information please see availability note above.


£/1kg -
£/100g £50.00
£/10g £5.80
£/1g £1.50


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