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Herbaceous Perennial

Geranium 'Storm Chaser'
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cranesbill 'Storm Chaser'

A compact, mound-forming, herbaceous perennial, with green, lobed foliage, on stems to 30cm (12in) high and 50cm (20in) across. In summer, saucer shaped, pale-pink flowers with a dark purple eye and veins appear in profusion above the foliage.

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Pink Purple Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Geraniaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
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

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in any moderately fertile soil apart from waterlogged soils. For best growth and flowering, plant in full sun or partial shade.

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring, or take basal cuttings in early to mid-spring and root with bottom heat. May seed around, but seedlings may be variable and not come true.

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
Pruning

Remove spent flowered stems and old leaves to encourage the production of fresh leaves and flowers. Remove old, dead foliage in spring before growth commences

Pests

May be susceptible to vine weevil, geranium sawfly, slugs and snails

Diseases

May be susceptible to Powdery mildews, downy mildews and a virus

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