Geranium cantabrigiense description
Mauve-pink flowers in spring and summer.
It makes excellent ground cover, but do not put it too close to smaller plants.
Through the winter the foliage turns a bronze colour.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a border, under trees, or on a bank, Cottage Garden, alpine bed, or by a patio.
It is easy in most soils, including heavy or clay soils.
Common names: Cambridge Geranium.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a fairly big gap at the front of a plant bed.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates acidic soil and chalky soil. Tolerates clay soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
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 15 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 5 plants per square metre.
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