Geranium striatum – ALPINE

£2.50

Masses of creamy pink flowers in late spring and summer over very low foliage.

Very easy plant for beginners.

Grown in handy 9 cm pots:

Only 6 left in stock

Description

Geranium sanguineum var. striatum description

Large, creamy pink flowers in late spring and summer.

It makes excellent groundcover, but do not put it too close to smaller plants.

A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.

RHS Award of Garden MeritHow easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit [1]. To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.

Good for the front of a border, or on a bank, Cottage Garden, alpine bed, rockery, by a patio or in pots.
It is easy in most soils, including heavy or clay soils.

Also known as Geranium sanguineum var. lancastrense, or Geranium sanguineum var. lancastriense, or Geranium sanguineum var. prostratum.

Common names: Lancaster Geranium.

Geranium striatum iflowering n June
Geranium striatum in June

The best position in the garden:

Sun or semi shade.

Sun or semi shade

Is it useful as a ground cover plant?

Yes, put it at the front of a flower border.

What type of soil:

Any reasonable soil, also tolerates acidic soil and chalky soil. Tolerates clay soil.

How much moisture:

Normal, or dryish stony. Also dry semi shade.

Hardiness and, or, lifespan:

Hardy.

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.
If the foliage becomes tatty looking then trim hard with shears and fresh new growth will appear.

Size of plant:

Height 15 cm.
Spread 40cm.

Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:

Allow 5 plants per square metre.

Reference:
[1] Royal Horticultural Society – opens in a separate window.

Additional information

Weight .25 kg

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