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Erodium chrysanthum

A compact perennial to 20cm high, forming a dense mound of finely divided, silvery green leaves. Flowers are pale creamy yellow, or rarely pale pink, and produced in early summer

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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
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Grey Silver
Summer Yellow Pink Cream Green Grey Silver
Autumn Green Grey Silver
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Geraniaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Erodium can be annuals, perennials or subshrubs, some evergreen, with lobed or pinnately divided leaves and bowl-shaped, 5-petalled flowers in summer

Name status

Correct

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a sunny spot in gritty, well-drained soil, and protect from excess winter wet. Ideal for a rockery or alpine house

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring, or by basal softwood cuttings in late spring and early summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Rock garden
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Benefits from regular deadheading

Pests

Generally pest-free, may be susceptible to vine weevil if grown in containers

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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