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31/08/2013 at 10:21

Hi, can anyone please recommend a low growing hardygeranium for front of border. The one I planted is about 3' tall, not sure which variety, but it will have to go. Also , can someone recommend a shocking pink sweet pea,I only seem to get them in mixed seed packets. Would love to grow a lot more.

Many thanks.

31/08/2013 at 10:30

Geranium wallichianum "Buxton's blue" aka "Buxton's variety" is an excellent low-growing hardy perennial which can be used as ground cover and has beautiful blue flowers.  I have this everywhere there is any soil showing!  Seeds come true too.

31/08/2013 at 10:57

Sue if you like strong colours Anne Folkard is a bright magenta with a black centre. Very long flowering and about 15/18" high. Used to grow it with dark purple foliage plants and limey euphorbias as it has brighter green leaves - a bit like the colour of Alchemilla.

31/08/2013 at 11:01

PS -  I also used to have Kashmir White which had fine purple veining and was about the same height 

31/08/2013 at 11:57

Geranium dalmaticum, very low, comes in white and pink. 

G. Russell Pritchard, bright magenta.

Cultivars of G, sanguineum, I've got one called 'Glenluce', but there are a lot more.

If you want smaller ones look in the alpine section at GCs rather that the border plants. They're not alpines but that word means small plants in GC speak

31/08/2013 at 12:22
BobTheGardener wrote (see)

Geranium wallichianum "Buxton's blue" aka "Buxton's variety" is an excellent low-growing hardy perennial which can be used as ground cover and has beautiful blue flowers.  I have this everywhere there is any soil showing!  Seeds come true too.

Never managed to keep it alive Bob whats your secret?

31/08/2013 at 18:04

Dunno addict - it self seeds itself here too.  Perhaps it likes clay - what soil do you have?

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