Water avens is a plant for wet areas and damp boggy ground including sun or part shade. It will survive well at a pond edge, in bog gardens, wet deciduous woodlands, and damp meadows. The delicate nodding apricot flowers are gorgeous and the fluffy seed heads are attractive too.
In a bog garden or pond edge Water avens is great for attracting dragonflies, bees and butterflies, which then bring frogs, toads and other animals to your wildlife area.
The plants can be divided easily and it self seeds but is not invasive.