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Geranium pyrenaicum

Hedgerow cranesbill

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to September
  • Height0.3m to 0.65m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPurple, pink
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Geranium pyrenaicum (Hedgerow cranesbill). This species is an evergreen perennial clump, the leaves are lobed mid green and toothed. The flowers are produced in cymes of purple-pink small blooms in the spring and summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Found in woodland or open grasslands.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°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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