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Botanical name: Geranium robertianum
Other names: Herb Robert, Puck, Wren flower, Granny-thread-the-needle, Hop-o'my-thumb, Bloodwort, Robin-in-the-hedge
Species: G. robertianum - G. robertianum is a hardy perennial with hairy stems bearing finely divided, bright-green foliage and small, pink flowers.
Geranium robertianum is: Deciduous
Flower: Pink in Summer; Pink in Autumn
Foliage: Bright-green in Summer; Red in Autumn
Pruning: Remove stems once flowered and old leaves to encourage the production of new leaves and flowers. . REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Basal cuttings, Division. REGISTER to read more...
Geranium robertianum (Herb Robert) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Wildlife
Cultivation: Best planted in most moderately fertile soil (apart from waterlogged) in either full sun or partial shade. Shade is tolerated.
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|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)|
|Soil drainage:||Well-drained, Moist but well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Sun|
|Aspect:||North, South, East, West|
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It has a scent which some find unpleasant, and often lasts through the winter in southern Britain. It is common on shaded banks, hedgerows, woods and coastal shingle throughout the country. It will self-seed profusely in gardens and attract a wide range of insects.
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