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Geranium tuberosum 'Richard Hobbs'

Geranium tuberosum 'Richard Hobbs'
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Family:  Geraniaceae
Main Season:  Spring
Flower Colour:  Blue
Position:  Sun
Soil Type:  Dry, well drained
Height:  15cm to 30cm (6" to 12")
Pot Size:  9cm

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New form found by Richard Hobbs with neat clumps of greyish green foliage and blue flowers with a hint of mauve and purple! Tuberous and summer dormant. 30cm.

Richard gave this plant to my mother several years ago giving us the history of how he had found it for sale somewhere with a completely wrong name on it!  After a few years carefully checking that it was indeed a form of Geranium tuberosum and that it was different to any other named forms we asked RIchard if he would agree to his name being applied in 2013.

Geranium tuberosum 'Richard Hobbs' makes a slowly spreading patch of finely cut, slightly hairy, leaves to c. 10cm and lots of upright stems topped with clusters of the blueish flowers in late spring.  We find it produces more flower than the common deeper blue version which is rather shy to flower here.  As with all of the tuberous species it will die down after flowers, completley dormant throughout later summer and autumn before the new foliage emerges in mid-winter.

Well drained soil in full sun is essential for it to do well and it works very well under deciduous trees as long as it's in the sunny side!

Named by The Plantsman's Preference in 2013.


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