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Erodium guttatum (Spotted stork's bill)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Erodium guttatum

Other names

Spotted stork's bill

Genus

Erodium Erodium

Species

E. guttatum - E. guttatum is a compact, cushion-forming, deciduous perennial with finely-divided, dark grey-green leaves and, in summer, veined, white flowers, marked maroon at the base of the upper petals.


Erodium guttatum is: Deciduous

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming, Compact

Flower

White, Maroon, Veined in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division


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Where to grow

Erodium guttatum (Spotted stork's bill) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich, gritty, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Protect from wet winter conditions. May be summer dormant in hot summers.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Erodium guttatum

Other names

Spotted stork's bill

Genus

Erodium Erodium

Species

E. guttatum - E. guttatum is a compact, cushion-forming, deciduous perennial with finely-divided, dark grey-green leaves and, in summer, veined, white flowers, marked maroon at the base of the upper petals.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming, Compact


Colour

Flower

White, Maroon, Veined in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Erodium guttatum (Spotted stork's bill) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich, gritty, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Protect from wet winter conditions. May be summer dormant in hot summers.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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