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Geranium fremontii

Cranesbill

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.3m to 0.45m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.45m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourPink-purple
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Geranium fremontii (Cranesbill). This perennial species is rather mound forming the leaves are palmately lobed and light to medium green, The flowers are produced in cymes of pink-purple blooms in the summer.

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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Needs

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

Cultivation

When grown outdoors grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil with full sun. When grown under glass use a loam-based compost.

Propagation

Sow the hardy or half-hardy seeds in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for slugs, snails, downy mildew and sawfly larvae.

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