• 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 × oxonianum 'Lace Time'

cranesbill 'Lace Trim'

  • Other common names cranesbill 'Lace Trim'

  • 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 'Lace Time' is a vigorous, clump-forming, spreading evergreen perennial, to 40cm tall, with light-green basal leaves, shaded yellow when young. White, broadly funnel-shaped, flowers age to pink, are overlaid with a lacework of dark purplish-pink veins, and are borne over a long period from late spring to autumn

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Mat 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)

    H7

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

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

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.5-1 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in any moderately fertile moist but well-drained soil apart from waterlogged soils and best in part shade, or sun if soil is reliably moist

Propagation Propagate by division in spring or propagate by basal cuttings in early to mid spring and root with bottom heat

Suggested planting locations and garden types Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Remove flowered stems and old leaves to encourage the production of fresh leaves and flowers

Pests May be affected by vine weevil, capsid bug, sawfly larvae, slugs and snails

Diseases May be affected by a downy mildew and powdery mildews

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