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Geranium 'Ann Folkard'

Geranium 'Ann Folkard'
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Family:  Geraniaceae
Main Season:  Summer
Flower Colour:  Magenta
Leaf Colour:  Yellow
Position:  Sun
Soil Type:  Ordinary, medium loam
Height:  15cm to 30cm (6" to 12")
RHS Award of Garden Merit:  RHS Award of Garden Merit
Pot Size:  9cm

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(Geranium procurrens x Geranium psilostemon)

From a compact root, flings out long flowering stems, which will scramble into adjacent shrubs, with black-eyed, magenta saucers. Golden leaves ageing to lime green. 1.5m across, 30cm high. Sun or light shade. May/June into autumn.

This well-known plant can be a bit of a handful in the garden due to its long flowering stems.  The trick to getting the best out of it seems to be to plant it behind other plants that it can then scramble over or through to show off it's flowers in the sun, ie on the north side of a low shrub so that it's flowers will appear on the south side of it.  Trying to give it a Chelsea-chop doesn't seem to work unfortunately.  If you really need a more compact plant, try Geranium 'Anne Thomson'.

If it goes out of flower and looks untidy in late summer it can be cut back to ground level in July or early August and it will provide a fresh clump of golden foliage for the autumn.

Raised by Rev. Oliver Folkard, 1973.


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