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Geranium christensenianum (Geranium christensenianum)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.9m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Geranium christensenianum

Other names

Geranium christensenianum

Genus

Geranium Geranium

Species

G. christensenianum - G. christensenianum is a mat- or mound-forming, deciduous perennial with deeply lobed, sometimes mottled, olive-green leaves and purple-veined, white flowers in summer.


Geranium christensenianum is: Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Cushion or Mound Forming, Mat Forming

Flower

White, Veined in Summer

Foliage

Olive green in Spring; Olive green in Summer; Olive green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Vine weevil , Rose leaf-rolling sawfly , Capsid bug Vine weevil , Rose leaf-rolling sawfly , Capsid bug

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Remove spent flower stems and old leaves to encourage new leaves and flowers.

Propagation

Take basal cuttings in early to mid-spring. Root with bottom heat.

Propagation methods

Stem tip cuttings


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Where to grow

Geranium christensenianum (Geranium christensenianum) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Garden edging, Gravel, Ground Cover, Mediterranean, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich, moist but well-drained, neutral to slightly acid soil in full sun or light shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Geranium christensenianum

Other names

Geranium christensenianum

Genus

Geranium Geranium

Species

G. christensenianum - G. christensenianum is a mat- or mound-forming, deciduous perennial with deeply lobed, sometimes mottled, olive-green leaves and purple-veined, white flowers in summer.

Native to

China

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Cushion or Mound Forming, Mat Forming


Colour

Flower

White, Veined in Summer

Foliage

Olive green in Spring; Olive green in Summer; Olive green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Vine weevil , Rose leaf-rolling sawfly , Capsid bug

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Remove spent flower stems and old leaves to encourage new leaves and flowers.

Propagation

Take basal cuttings in early to mid-spring. Root with bottom heat.

Propagation methods

Stem tip cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Geranium christensenianum (Geranium christensenianum) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Garden edging, Gravel, Ground Cover, Mediterranean, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich, moist but well-drained, neutral to slightly acid soil in full sun or light shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Geranium christensenianum (Geranium christensenianum)

Common pest name

Green semi-looper

Scientific pest name

Chrysodeixis eriosoma

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous moth pest which is morphologically identical to a pest already established in the UK in protected environments and being controlled by IPM. Not expected to cause greater impacts than other species of Chrysodeixis in the UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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