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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
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
G. psilostemon is an herbaceous perennial forming a large clump of lobed leaves, tinted red in autumn. Flowers 4cm in width, magenta-crimson with black centres, on upright stems to 1.2m
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 East-facing or West-facing or North-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand, Clay
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any, moderately fertile soil apart from waterlogged soils. Full sun or partial shade is best but shade is tolerated. Quite a tall species so may need support to prevent it flopping
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 Ground Cover Low Maintenance Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Remove flowered stems and old leaves to encourage the production of fresh leaves and flowers
Pests May be attacked by vine weevil, sawflies, slugs and snails
May be subject to powdery mildews, a downy mildew and a virus
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