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Geranium ‘Ann Folkard’

Cranesbill

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  • Geranium ‘Ann Folkard’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Geranium ‘Ann Folkard’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.3m to 0.65m
  • Spread0.5m to 1m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourDeep pink
  • Leaf ColourYellow green

Description

Geranium ‘Ann Folkard’ (Cranesbill). This variety is a free-flowering spreading perennial about 60cm high and up to 1m wide, It will produce deeply lobed light yellowish green leaves. The flowers are dark magenta saucer-shaped flowers with black centres they are borne over a long period from mid-summer to mid-autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Interest and use

Grown for their attractive flowers and often as ground cover. Compact species are suitable for rock gardens. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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  • Geranium ‘Ann Folkard’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Poor quality
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy. Most species will prefer sun, but some do better in the shade. They will grow in any but waterlogged soil. Outdoors, grow larger species and hybrids in any moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Grow small species and hybrids in humus-rich, sharply drained soil in full sun. Under glass, grow half hardy species in loam-based potting compost with added sharp sand, in bright filtered light. During the growing season, water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly. Water sparingly in winter.

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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