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Geranium traversii var. elegans

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPale pink
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Geranium traversii var. elegans. Bears cymes of large, cup-shaped, pale pink flowers in early summer to late summer with lobed, rounded, greyish-green leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

New Zealand

Interest and use

Good for a rock garden or a sheltered ledge.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Protect from winter wet.

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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