Erodium reichardii 'Album'

Erodium reichardii ‘Album’

Alpine geranium

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Erodium reichardii 'Album'
  • Common name: Alpine geranium
  • Family: Geraniaceae
  • Plant Type: Alpine, Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Erodium reichardii is commonly known as alpine geranium or stork’s bill. This low-growing perennial is native to to the mountains of Corsica and Majorca, so in a garden setting is perfect for rock gardens, troughs and other well-drained areas.

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Erodium reichardii ‘Album’ is a white-flowered cultivar with appealing purple venation on the petals. It will be happy growing in a rock garden alongside other alpines like Silene alpestris and sempervivums.

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For best results, grow Erodium reichardii ‘Album’ in full sun or partial shade, in well-drained soil. Propagate by dividing clumps or taking basal cuttings in spring.

How to grow Erodium 'Album'

  • Plant size

    5cm height

    15cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Chalky / alkaline / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do Take cuttings in April

Do Take cuttings in May

Do not Take cuttings in June

Do not Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Erodium 'Album' and wildlife

Erodium 'Album' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Erodium 'Album' poisonous?

Erodium 'Album' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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