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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
water avens 'Leonard's Variety'
Geum are rhizomatous perennials, occasionally spreading by stolons, with a basal rosette of pinnately lobed leaves and saucer-shaped flowers in loose clusters
'Leonard's Variety' is a compact, clump-forming perennial to 45cm tall, with lobed basal leaves and reddish-brown stems bearing several nodding, bell-shaped, semi-double, coppery-pink flowers 3-4cm wide in late spring and summer
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 East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Loam, Chalk
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
A moisture-loving perennial that will tolerate most soils, rich in organic matter, in sun or even a certain amount of shade. Divide every few years to avoid congestion
Propagate by seed in pots in a cold frame in winter or propagate by division in spring or autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Cut back the old stems after flowering
Pests Can suffer from leaf miners and sawflies
Occasionally suffers from powdery mildew
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