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Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Spessart’

Cranesbill

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.1m to 0.4m
  • Spread0.4m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitMound or Stalked clump
  • Flower ColourPink-tinged white
  • Leaf ColourSoft green, bronze, orange

Description

Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Spessart’ (Cranesbill). This hardy geranium has pink-tinged, white flowers, with prominent burgundy sepals held erect above the foliage on long stems. The aromatic leaves are a soft green in the summer and turn shades of bronze and orange in the autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Herbaceous

Interest and use

Groundcover, under hedges, at the front of borders, steep banks, gravel gardens and coastal conditions. Grown for foliage and flowers.

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Needs

  • LightAny
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Light, Sandy, Gritty, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist, Dry or Moist

Cultivation

This plant tolerates dry shade, windy sites and dry conditions.

Propagation

You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer, or by seeds or division in the autumn or spring. The cultivars should be propagated by division or cuttings only.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Vine weevil, slugs and mildew may be problematic.

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