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Geranium endressii AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Clump-forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Flower

Pink in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.5-1 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

Endres's crane's bill

Family

Geraniaceae


Geranium can be annuals, biennials and perennials, herbaceous or evergreen, with rounded, usually palmately lobed or divided leaves, and lax inflorescences of rounded, 5-petalled flowers

G. endressii is a semi-evergreen perennial to 45cm in height, forming a clump of lobed leaves 6-8cm in width. Flowers 3.5cm in width, clear light pink, with slightly notched petals

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, East-facing, West-facing or North-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in any, moderately fertile soil apart from waterlogged soils. Full sun or partial shade is best but shade is tolerated

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained or Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Loam, Sand or Clay

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring or propagate by basal cuttings in early to mid spring and root with bottom heat

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Banks and Slopes, City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Patio/Container Plants, Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs or Wildlife Gardens


How to care

Pruning

Remove flowered stems and old leaves to encourage the production of fresh leaves and flowers

Pests

May be attacked by vine weevil, sawflies, slugs and snails

Diseases

May be subject to powdery mildews, a downy mildew and a virus