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Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

Anyone have any experience of growing this plant? I have a new boggy area beside my pond and wondered if its easy to grow image

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  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,996

    Geum rivale is Water avens.

    There are various forms of it, G.r. snowflake is obviously white and G.r. Leonard's Var. is a double red. G.r. Lemon Drop is a nice pale yellow. Dead easy in damp soil. Need to assiduously dead head or the can seed around and the seed heads do cling to clothes rather badly.

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    Many thanks Berghill - the one I've seen online is a reddish flower,must be the wild variety? I thought it looked nice but was concerned it might be thuggish since its close relative Wood Avens is invasive. I hear they hybridise readily too.

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,996

    If you keep it dead headed then they are not root invasive like some things. They will seed around and yes they are promiscuous, so there are lots of new named things around. Many of them not much different from each other.

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,144

    Did I send you some of those seeds Fishy, ?they are here.

    They are called Geum rivale.

    I have seeds for Miscanthus sinensis,  (silvef grass)has anyone grown these for around the pond any info please?

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    I was going to buy some Geum Rivale seeds Lyn yes image Or at least was thinking about it.

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,144

    We can share mine if you like fishy, always too many seeds in a packet.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    You really are too kind Lyn - but only if you insist image

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,996

    Pity you don't live near me, you could have plants of various forms of G. rivale for the asking.

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,144

    Do I live near you Bimage

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,996

    No-one live near us, we are very isolated here.

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