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Geranium himayalense

Lilac geranium

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  • Geranium himayalense | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Geranium himayalense | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Geranium himayalense | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.2m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourPurple, blue
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Geranium himayalense (Lilac geranium). The flowers are the largest of any species of geranium they are lavender-blue and have a reddish centre with rust-purple veins. The blooming period is long, from 4 to 6 weeks and the leaves will provide some nice autumn colour before fading in the autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Himalayas and Northern Asia

Interest and use

Border, edging

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Constant moisture is required for best performance and they should be divided every 2 or 3 years.

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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