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Family: GeraniaceaeMain Season: SpringFlower Colour: BlueFoliage: Summer dormantPosition: SunSoil Type: Dry, well drainedHeight: 15cm to 30cm (6" to 12")Peat Free? YesHardiness Guide: RHS H6 minimum -15C to -20CPot Size: 9cm
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Finely cut slightly greyish-green foliage emerges in winter and the purple-blue flowers follow in spring on strong stems to 30cm. Summer dormant. Well drained soil in full sun.
Geranium malviflorum is one of the tuberous species of Hardy Geranium that can emerge quite late in the winter, sometimes not until early spring. Our form has fairly flat leaves which are finely cut in a mid to deep green, which form a low patch, slowly spreading in time. Flowers are produced in mid-spring in clusters on stocky stems to 30cm. The flower colour can vary a little according to the season, from the pinkish purple in the photo above to a deeper bluish purple, still not quite sure what the factor is that changes it!
The leaves start to die down as flowering finished and the whole plant will be dormant by mid-summer, ready to grow again in the winter.
Geranium malviflorum comes from hot, dry conditions in full sun so it is obviously best to replicate that in the garden and it will thrive in a well drained soil, that never gets wet, in full sun. The tubers are not that deep in the ground but are capable of surviving summer drought very well once established.
From Spain, Portugal and N. Africa.
Like 'Brookside' but with darker blue flowers, 5cm across. The stuff of myth! Average soil in sun, 70cm. Summer with good repeat and super foliage colour in autumn.
Masses of small blue flowers in spring. Alan Bremner's hybrid: a compact clump of leaves and the myriad of flowers are held erect for weeks in late spring. Open or light shade, not too dry. 70cm.
Geranium 'Tiny Monster'£6.00
(sanguineum 'Ankum's Pride' x psilostemon)
Long flowering, like 'Khan' with magenta pink flowers to 40cm. Drained soil in sun.