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Avens

Award winning variety

The bright, vivid buds on this cottage garden favourite open to fireballs of searing double red blooms - just the plant for a hot colour scheme where it will flower through the summer months. An excellent cut flower as well.

Where?

Happiest in full sun and well drained soil in a border with other summer flowers.

How?

Easy to grow in most soils but place some coarse grit or sharp sand in the planting hole if your soil is heavy or wet in winter. Cut back old growth in spring as the new leaves emerge.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 10 cm - 50 cm
Plant width 10 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 30 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H7

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Sand, Loam, Chalk
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 Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From April to September