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Geranium purpureum

Little Robin

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Features

  • BloomsApril to November
  • Height0.1m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Geranium purpureum (Little Robin). The annual or biennial herb will produce triangular 1-2 pinnate green leaves. The flowers are small yellow blooms in the spring to the autumn.

Characteristics

Annual or Biennial, 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
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • 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

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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