Botanical Name: Geum rivale
En Français: Benoîte des ruisseaux
It is useful as a ground cover for cool wet areas where many other plants often struggle. If boiled, its roots yield a liquid that tastes faintly like chocolate.
Mass in borders or rock gardens. Habitats include stream sides, pond edges, damp deciduous woodland and hay meadows. Foliage makes an attractive ground cover after bloom.
Planting and Care Considerations
Prefers moist, fertile soils in cool climates. Likes boggy and swampy conditions. Not always reliably winter hardy in areas north of Zone 5. Plants may be propagated by seed or division. Deadheading spent flowers will encourage additional bloom.
Spread: 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Water: Average water requirement. But, Keep soil moist throughout growth and bloom season.
Best Soil: Loam and Sandy soils
Growth Habit: Moderate to Fast.