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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
wood avens herb bennet
blessed herb city avens clove root colewort Indian chocolate minarta St Benedict's herb star of the earth water flower
Geum are rhizomatous perennials, occasionally spreading by stolons, with a basal rosette of pinnately lobed leaves and saucer-shaped flowers in loose clusters
G. urbanum is a hairy perennial forming overwintering rosettes of leaves with five or three rounded lobes; the largest lobe at the tip. Flower stems nod before the flowers open. These are simple, yellow, strawberry-like flowers, 5-20mm across from May until late autumn. Fruits, held in spherical clusters, are burred with red hooks
Europe to Himalaya
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Clay, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Occurs naturally on a wide range of soils from acid to calcareous in semi-shaded sites such as woods and hedgerows
Propagate by seed in autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Wildflower meadow Wildlife Gardens
Pruning None required
Pests Trouble free
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