Flowers: June-October. Plant in sun. HxS 30x45cm
This beautiful native geranium is only found in the wild on Walney Island off the Cumbrian coast, where it thrives in well drained sandy soils. The large soft pink flowers have a crimson vein and are held clear of the heavily dissected dark green leaves. It is one of the loveliest geraniums flowering over a long season. Tolerant of drought once established, it is quite used to dry or shallow soils, preferring a well drained location and yet grows superbly in our damp climate. Good for the front of a border, on a large rockery or on banks or the tops of walls. If I could only grow one hardy geranium this would be it! AGM. Hardiness rating H5. Pot size 1.5 litre.
Care & Maintenance.
If you live in an area of high winter rainfall, as we do, it is beneficial to mulch the crown of the plant during winter. Propagate using stem cuttings or division. It does set seed, much of which comes fairly true.
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