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09/06/2013 at 11:17

Dear all,

i have seen a geranium which is popular as ground cover. It's low to the ground spread like a weed, the flowers are a pinkish purple and the leaves light mid green. I keep buying geraniums in the hope that I've got the right one and although I have a garden full of lovely geraniums....I still don't have the ground cover one I want. Any ideas ????

09/06/2013 at 11:52

Hi RC, could it be this one? Plus some other low growing ones.

http://www.aberdeengardening.co.uk/diary/2008/08/geranium-max-frei/

http://www.ehow.co.uk/info_8193505_low-growing-perennial-geraniums.html

http://www.rhs.org.uk/getattachment/9528ad24-c06f-4716-8039-c542f2303e9e/Hardy-Geraniums---Stage-3.aspx

 

 

 

09/06/2013 at 11:59

Hmm!

There are hundreds/if not thousands  of species and named cultivars of hardy Geraniums.

Even with a pic to show the leaf shape and flowers, id would be difficult to be 100% accurate.

09/06/2013 at 12:14

From your description, I'd guess it's one of the macrorrhizum geraniums - maybe Bevan's Variety?

09/06/2013 at 14:08

Thanks everyone. I will check them all out

09/06/2013 at 18:21

Can you get a pic? and how low is low?

09/06/2013 at 19:20

I will try to get a pic. I see it in a garden nearby..

09/06/2013 at 19:27

If it's a ground cover type geranium you could perhaps beg a piece

09/06/2013 at 19:29

I have a couple of geraniums that ground cover at about 3 or 4 inches, then the one figrat mentions at 9" to a foot

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