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Geranium x cantabrigiense 'St Ola'

Geranium x cantabrigiense 'St Ola'

Family:  Geraniaceae
Main Season:  Spring
Flower Colour:  White
Leaf Colour:  Green
Foliage:  Evergreen
Position:  Light/Part Shade
Soil Type:  Ordinary, medium loam
Height:  15cm to 30cm (6" to 12")
Peat Free?  Yes
Hardiness Guide:  RHS H7 minimum at least -20C
Pot Size:  9cm



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(Geranium dalmaticum 'Album' x Geranium macrorrhizum 'Album')

Large white flowers with broad, overlapping petals on a low, evergreen carpet.  Ideal for groundcover among deciduous shrubs or edging borders.  Average soil in sun or part shade.  20cm.

When 'St Ola' was relaesed it marked a leap forward with the Geranium x cantabrigiense group as the previous cultivars all had smaller flowers and they were not clean colours (mauve-pink and pinkish white).  'St Ola' has a good sized pure white flower that is held well above the foliage to 20cm, or perhaps a little more if it is happy.  The foliage is a good rich green and shows the bright white flowers off very well.

Ideal for any drained soil in sun or light or part shade, it makes a good evergreen carpet under deciduous shrubs or trees or can be used on the sunny side of evergreen hedges, shrubs etc.  Hardy.

From Alan Bremner, named for the part of Orkney where he lives. An early variety from Alan's breeding, released by Axletree Nursery c. 1993.