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Erodium x hybridum (Storksbill)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Erodium x hybridum

Other names

Storksbill

Genus

Erodium Erodium

Species

E. x hybridum - E. x hybridum is a clump-forming, spreading perennial with pinnate, finely-divided, dark green leaves and erect stems bearing saucer-shaped, bright magenta flowers from late spring into summer.


Erodium x hybridum is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Spreading

Flower

Magenta in Spring; Magenta in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division


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Where to grow

Erodium x hybridum (Storksbill) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 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. Alternatively, grow in an alpine house in equal parts loam, leaf mould, and grit.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy

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)

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Botanical name

Erodium x hybridum

Other names

Storksbill

Genus

Erodium Erodium

Species

E. x hybridum - E. x hybridum is a clump-forming, spreading perennial with pinnate, finely-divided, dark green leaves and erect stems bearing saucer-shaped, bright magenta flowers from late spring into summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Magenta in Spring; Magenta in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Erodium x hybridum (Storksbill) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 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. Alternatively, grow in an alpine house in equal parts loam, leaf mould, and grit.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy

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)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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