• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Geranium 'Elworthy Eyecatcher'

cranesbill 'Elworthy Eyecatcher'

  • Other common names cranesbill 'Elworthy Eyecatcher'

  • Family Geraniaceae

  • Genus Geranium can be annuals, biennials and perennials, herbaceous or evergreen, with rounded, usually palmately lobed or divided leaves, and lax inflorescences of rounded, 5-petalled flowers

  • Details 'Elworthy Eyecatcher' is a loosely clump-forming herbaceous perennial, 45cm high, with five-lobed leaves, 3-8cm across, which emerge pale green edged with creamy white and mature to mid green, and funnel-shaped flowers, 3cm across, of notched, deep pink petals with dark purple veins, and dark blue-black stamens and stigmas, from midsummer to autumn or even early winter; the leaves are deciduous but may be evergreen in mild winters

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Clump-forming

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H6

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect North-facing or West-facing or East-facing or South-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in sun or partial shade in moist but well-drained soil

Propagation Propagate by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens

How to care

Pruning No pruning required, but cutting back flowered stems and old leaves may encourage the growth of fresh leaves and flowers

Pests Generally pest-free, but may be affected by capsid bug, geranium sawfly, vine weevil, slugs and snails

Diseases Generally disease-free, but may be affected by a rust, a downy mildew, leafy gall, and virus diseases; may also be affected by powdery mildews in dry conditions

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