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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety' (Geranium 'Ingwersen's Variety')

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

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety'

Other names

Geranium 'Ingwersen's Variety', Geranium macrorrhizum 'Walter Ingwersen'

Genus

Geranium Geranium

Variety or Cultivar

'Ingwersen's Variety' _ 'Ingwersen's Variety' is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with rounded, deeply-lobed, glossy, aromatic, light green leaves and, in early summer, clusters of flat, pink to purple-pink flowers with recurved petals and conspicuous stamens.


Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Purplish-pink, Pink in Summer

Foliage

Light green in Spring; Light green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

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

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Remove stems once flowered and old leaves to encourage the production of new leaves and flowers.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division


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Where to grow

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety' (Geranium 'Ingwersen's Variety') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Cake decoration, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Underplanting, Rock, Roof terrace, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grows in most moderately fertile soil in either full sun or partial shade. Tolerates dry shade. Does not tolerate waterlogged conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full 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

Botanical name

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety'

Other names

Geranium 'Ingwersen's Variety', Geranium macrorrhizum 'Walter Ingwersen'

Genus

Geranium Geranium

Variety or Cultivar

'Ingwersen's Variety' _ 'Ingwersen's Variety' is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with rounded, deeply-lobed, glossy, aromatic, light green leaves and, in early summer, clusters of flat, pink to purple-pink flowers with recurved petals and conspicuous stamens.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Purplish-pink, Pink in Summer

Foliage

Light green in Spring; Light green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Capsid bug , Rose leaf-rolling sawfly , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Remove stems once flowered and old leaves to encourage the production of new leaves and flowers.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety' (Geranium 'Ingwersen's Variety') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Cake decoration, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Underplanting, Rock, Roof terrace, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grows in most moderately fertile soil in either full sun or partial shade. Tolerates dry shade. Does not tolerate waterlogged conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full 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

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