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Geranium palmatum (Geranium palmatum)

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Maintenance level
1 hour care
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Ultimate height
Max height
Ultimate spread
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Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Geranium palmatum

Other names: Geranium palmatum

Genus: Geranium

Species: G. palmatum - G. palmatum is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with large, deeply divided leaves. It bears small, magenta flowers on upright, wiry stems throughout summer.

Geranium palmatum is: Deciduous

Flower: Magenta in Summer

Foliage: Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

Habit: Compact

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

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Specific pests: Sawflies , Slugs , Snails , Vine weevil

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Remove old flowers and leaves. Leave some seed-heads if self-seeding is desired. . REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Basal cuttings, Division, Seed. REGISTER to

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Geranium palmatum (Geranium palmatum) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.7m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation: Grow in humus-rich, well-drained soil in full sun in a sheltered position.

Soil type: Sandy, Loamy, Chalky

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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