Geranium sylvaticum 'Album'

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Hardy perennial

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Forming clumps of deeply lobed, soft green leaves, this is an ideal plant for the wild garden or informal borders. Its stems of large pure white flowers will clamber through other plants. Tolerant of most conditions, it prefers cool, moist sites. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM) which is for plants of outstanding excellence.

Family: Geraniaceae

Genus: Geranium

Species: sylvaticum

Cultivar: Album

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Dry, Boggy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 40cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

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