Wood Avens | Geum urbanum

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1x 15cm plug plant

Discover the natural beauty of Wood Avens (Geum urbanum) at our wildflower nursery. This adaptable perennial with charming yellow blooms brings a touch of the wild to your garden. Easy to grow in various conditions, Wood Avens thrives in sun or shade. Perfect for both novice and seasoned gardeners, this perennial adds a delightful woodland charm to gardens, borders, and containers. Shop now and let the allure of Wood Avens blossom in your green haven!


Botanical Information: Wood Avens

Wood Avens (Geum urbanum), is a woodland delight. Picture this: pretty yellow flowers with delicate petals. The name “urbanum” might sound like it belongs in the city, but this plant is quite at home in woodlands and shady spots.


So, where does Wood Avens like to hang out? Think damp woodlands, hedgerows, and even your garden. This versatile plant can handle both sunny and shaded spots, making it a fantastic addition to various garden settings. It’s like a woodland fairy that can adapt to different environments.

Benefits to Wildlife

Wood Avens isn’t just a treat for your eyes; it’s a buzzing spot for wildlife too. Bees and butterflies love sipping nectar from its flowers, turning your garden into a lively pollinator party. By having this lovely geum around, you’re not just growing a plant – you’re creating a haven for essential garden visitors.

Conservation Status in the UK

The good news is that Wood Avens isn’t facing any major conservation issues in the UK. It’s a common sight in woodlands, contributing to the natural biodiversity of these areas. By welcoming Wood Avens into your garden, you’re not just adding a woodland touch – you’re celebrating a plant that’s doing well in its native habitat.

Ease of Growing

Now, here’s the exciting part – Wood Avens is a breeze to grow. Perfect for all you future gardeners out there! Here’s how to get started:

  1. Planting: Choose a spot in your garden with well-drained soil.
  2. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during dry spells.

With these simple steps, you’ll have a flourishing patch of Wood Avens in your garden. It’s a fantastic perennial for those who want a touch of the wild without much fuss. It’s more than just a woodland wonder; it’s a delightful addition to any garden. By understanding its botanical wonders, habitat preferences, and ease of growing, you’re on your way to becoming a woodland wildflower expert. So, grab your gardening tools, find a shady spot, and let the woodland adventure begin! Happy planting!

More Information

The Wildlife Trusts

Wild Food UK

Species From the Same Habitat

Common Dog-Violet | Viola riviniana

Rough Chervil | Chaerophyllum temulum

Sweet Cicely | Myrrhis odorata


Additional information

Weight 1 kg

Flowering Months

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Soil moisture

Dry, Normal, Well draining


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1003 in stock (can be backordered)