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Geranium maculatum

Wild cranesbill

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  • Geranium maculatum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Geranium maculatum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.4m to 0.8m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPurple-pink
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid green

Description

Geranium maculatum (Wild cranesbill). This perennial species is an upright clump forming herb, the leaves are glossy medium green and 5-7 lobed. The flowers are produced in cymes of purple-pink blooms from the late spring to the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

N.America Asia

Interest and use

Meadow

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Divide plants in early spring or autumn

Pests, diseases or disorders

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

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