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Erodium chrysanthum (Yellow storksbill)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.15m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Erodium chrysanthum

Other names

Yellow storksbill

Genus

Erodium Erodium

Species

E. chrysanthum - E. chrysanthum is a dense, tufted, mound-forming perennial with ovate, pinnate, finely-divided, silver-grey leaves and, in summer, branching stems bearing saucer-shaped, cream to pale yellow flowers.


Erodium chrysanthum is: Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Cushion or Mound Forming, Small, Spreading

Flower

Cream, Pale-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Silvery-grey in Spring; Silvery-grey in Summer; Silvery-grey in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings


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Where to grow

Erodium chrysanthum (Yellow storksbill) will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Between paving stones, Containers, Garden edging, Gravel, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich, gritty, sharply drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Protect from wet winter conditions. Alternatively, grow in an alpine house in equal parts loam, leaf mould, and grit.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Erodium chrysanthum

Other names

Yellow storksbill

Genus

Erodium Erodium

Species

E. chrysanthum - E. chrysanthum is a dense, tufted, mound-forming perennial with ovate, pinnate, finely-divided, silver-grey leaves and, in summer, branching stems bearing saucer-shaped, cream to pale yellow flowers.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Cushion or Mound Forming, Small, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Cream, Pale-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Silvery-grey in Spring; Silvery-grey in Summer; Silvery-grey in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Erodium chrysanthum (Yellow storksbill) will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Between paving stones, Containers, Garden edging, Gravel, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich, gritty, sharply drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Protect from wet winter conditions. Alternatively, grow in an alpine house in equal parts loam, leaf mould, and grit.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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