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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
big-root cranesbill 'Spessart'
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
'Spessart' is a semi-evergreen perennial to about 40cm with soft, lobed, aromatic foliage that turns red in autumn. The flowers are white or pale pink, with a dark red calyx, produced from late spring to mid-summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Will grow in any moderately fertile soil that is not waterlogged, in full sun or any type of shade, including dry shade
Propagate by division in spring or take basal cuttings in early to mid spring and root with bottom heat
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Low Maintenance Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden
Pruning Remove flowered stems and old leaves to encourage the production of fresh leaves and flowers
Pests May get vine weevil, capsid bug and sawflies
May be affected by a downy mildew and powdery mildews
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