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Geranium renardii (Renard geranium)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Geranium renardii

Other names

Renard geranium

Genus

Geranium Geranium

Species

G. renardii - G. renardii is a herbaceous perennial with a clump-forming habit. It has grey-green, lobed, wrinkly leaves. In summer it bears white or pale mauve flowers with violet veins.


Geranium renardii is: Deciduous

Habit

Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-purple, White in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Capsid bug , Sawflies , Vine weevil Capsid bug , Sawflies , Vine weevil

Downy mildew , Powdery mildew Downy mildew , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Remove old flowers and leaves to encourage new growth.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division


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Where to grow

Geranium renardii (Renard geranium) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in poor soil except for waterlogged soils in full sun or partial shade (full shade is tolerated).

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 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 renardii

Other names

Renard geranium

Genus

Geranium Geranium

Species

G. renardii - G. renardii is a herbaceous perennial with a clump-forming habit. It has grey-green, lobed, wrinkly leaves. In summer it bears white or pale mauve flowers with violet veins.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-purple, White in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Capsid bug , Sawflies , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Downy mildew , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Remove old flowers and leaves to encourage new growth.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Geranium renardii (Renard geranium) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in poor soil except for waterlogged soils in full sun or partial shade (full shade is tolerated).

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 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 renardii (Renard geranium)

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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Is it difficult to get this geranium to flower? Have tried in both dry sunny border on slightly alkaline soil, as well as slightly damper, partly shaded border in Herts garden. In both cases the plants have now been in 18 months! Hopefully I'll see some f

Seems difficult to get this geranium to flower..... Have tried in both dry sunny border on poor slightly alkaline soil, as well as slightly damper, more fertile, partly shaded border in Herts garden.… read more

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