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Geum Mai Tai

Avens

An ideal plant for the front of a boarder

This dainty plant is a picture from late spring until mid summer. Nodding flowers have ruffled petals and are a beautiful shade of apricot pink.

Where?

Happiest at the front of a border in part shade where it will flower for months.

How?

Best in moist soil, enrich the soil before planting by adding home made compost or well rotted manure. Remove faded flowers to encourage more.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering March - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 35 cm - 45 cm
Plant width 30 cm - 35 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 40 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Rock garden, Gravel garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From April to September