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Geranium 'Jean Armour'

Geranium 'Jean Armour'
Price:  £4.00

Family:  Geraniaceae
Main Season:  Summer
Flower Colour:  Pink
Leaf Colour:  Blue/grey/silver
Foliage:  Semi-Evergreen
Position:  Sun
Soil Type:  Dry, well drained
Height:  Up to 15cm / 6"
Peat Free?  Not yet
Hardiness Guide:  RHS H6 minimum -15C to -20C
Pot Size:  9cm



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Very similar to Geranium 'Mavis Simpson', this form has the same pale pink flowers but this time with veins on the back of the petals!  A clump former with spreading flower stems that trail up to 45cm (18") out in summer.  15cm tall.  For drained soil in full sun.

An ideal plant for the edge of a raised bed or for edging a border where it's low mat of flowering stems will provide a good display from the end of May until September.  This is a naturally long flowering hybrid and there is no need to cut it back during the flowering season unless it gives up flowering during a very hot spell.  Geranium 'Jean Armour' can also make a good container plant given a well drained compost but it would be a good idea to take it into a sheltered area, or perhaps even a cold glasshouse for the winter.

For a drained soil in full sun.  This hybrid can suffer in very cold winters or in exposed positions so some shelter from the worst winter weather is adviseable.

From John Ross, Charter House, c. 1991.