A deciduous, clump forming, herbaceous perennial, producing lobed leaves on lax stems to 75cm (30in) high with clusters of pink reflexed flowers with paler centres in spring and intermittently through summer.
Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full shade
- Full sun
- Partial shade
West–facing or East–facing or North–facing or South–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Clump forming
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
- Plant range
- S Europe
How to grow
Grow in any well-drained, moderately fertile soil. Partial shade to full shade is best, but full sun is tolerated if the soil is moist.
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
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Wildlife gardens
- Low Maintenance
- Flower borders and beds
- Banks and slopes
- Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Cut back after flowering to encourage the production of fresh leaves and flowers. Remove old dead foliage in spring before growth commences
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