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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
dusky cranesbill 'Lily Lovell'
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
'Lily Lovell' is an upright perennial with bright green foliage and flat, white-eyed, dusky purple flowers 3-4cm wide in late spring and early 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
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile well-drained soil in full sun, partial shade or deep shade. Most soils (unless waterlogged) in either sun or shade are tolerated
Propagate by division between early autumn and early spring or cut back plants after flowering in summer then divide. replant and water well
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Remove flowered stems and old leaves to encourage the production of fresh leaves and flowers
Pests May be damaged by vine weevil larvae, geranium sawfly larvae, capsid bug or slugs and snails
Downy mildew and a virus are occasional problems. Powdery mildew in very dry conditions may be troublesome
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