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Herb Bennet aka Wood Avens (Geum urbanum)


Height: 18 inches
Aspect: Partial shade or shade
Soil Type: Any
Uses: Medicinal
Care: Cut back after flowering or in the autumn
Usually available: Usually April to September
Pot size supplied: Grown in a 10 cm (4 inch) pot

Herb Bennet aka Wood Avens (Geum urbanum)

Herb Bennet aka Wood Avens – Geum urbanum

Herb Bennet aka Wood Avens – Geum urbanum is an ancient medicinal herb considered to be very beneficial to health.

You can usually find this native perennial in woodlands and shady places. It has trefoil leaves and yellow star flowers that are carried on nodding stems.  Also called ‘Old Man’s Whiskers’ in reference to the bristly seed heads.

Scented roots also used to repel wasps.

Herb Bennet was also known as the ‘Blessed Herb’. The trefoiled leaf was said to represent the Holy Trinity. There are many examples of the plant seen as decoration in churches. It was also believed that a sprig of the plant would ward off evil spirits.



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Product Description

This plant is grown in a 4″ (10cm) pot. It is ready to be placed (weather permitting) into it’s final position. You will receive an instruction label which gives you further cultural instructions.

Note: If the Plant is in season but not in stock it may be available in small quantities. please contact us for stock. Read more on availability here

Additional information

Weight.5 kg

1 – 2 Foot

Life Cycle



Yellow, Orange, Red

Ideal for Bee & Butterfly




Planting Position

Semi-Shade, Shade

Herbs for Tea


Ideal for Tubs & Containers

Yes but large container

Culinary Herbs

Not culinary


No Scent

Herb Group



B, H


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