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Geranium ibericum

Iberian cranesbill

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  • Geranium ibericum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.2m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourBlue-mauve
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Geranium ibericum (Iberian cranesbill). This is a clump-forming perennial which will grow to a height and spread of 45cm. It will produce heart-shaped, hairy leaves and large sprays of saucer-shaped blue flowers with faint darker veins in early summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Turkey

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
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained
  • 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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