Erodium x variabile Album description
From a low growing evergreen mat appears lovely white flowers with pink veins in the spring and on into the summer.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a free draining border, alpine bed, rock garden. or in a tub, but it is tricky in that it resents the winter wet and therefore requires a very well drained soil with gravel around it’s stem.
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Also known as Erodium chamaedryoides Album, Erodium reichardii Album and Geranium reichardii Album.
Common name: White Cranesbill.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish, stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Virtually hardy – will generally survive the coldest winters here in East Anglia, UK – provided the drainage is very good.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 5 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.