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Geranium nodosum

Knotted cranesbill

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Features

  • BloomsMay to September
  • Height0.3m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourBlue-mauve, pink
  • Leaf ColourGlossy bright green

Description

Geranium nodosum (Knotted cranesbill). This species is a clump forming evergreen perennial. The leaves are 3-5 lobed and glossy bright green; they will bloom from late spring to early summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Italy

Interest and use

Ground cover, borders, under shrubs

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterDry

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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