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GERANIUM palmatum

Commonly known as Cranesbill

Crimson centred purple-pink flowers on flowering stems with purple hairs
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - 5-lobed, light-green basal leaves to 35cm (14in) long in rosettes.
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - purple pink
  • Height - 1.2m (4ft)
  • Spread - 1.2m (4ft)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - perennial. Flowering stems with purple, glandular hairs produce flowers in large clusters to 1.2m (4ft) across
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - can self-seed. Wildlife plant - insects
  • Pests & Diseases - vine weevil, slugs, snails. Viruses, downy mildew. Powdery mildew in dry conditions.
  • Place of origin - Madeira.
  • Flower Shape - Saucer-shaped - - 3-4cm (1¼-1½in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant
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1.2m (4ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.2m (4ft)
 

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