Erodium x variabile 'Album'

Erodium x variabile ‘Album’

Stork's bill

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 flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Erodium x variabile 'Album'
  • Common name: Stork's bill
  • Family: Geraniaceae
  • Plant Type: Alpine, Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Related to geraniums and cranesbills, Erodium are called ‘stork’s bill’ owing to the shape of their mature seed pods. They have five-petalled flowers not dissimilar to cranesbills, which come in a range of colours including pink, purple, red, white and yellow. Hardy, they thrive in well-drained soil in full sun, in neutral to alkaline, well-drained soils.

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Erodium x variabile ‘Album’ is a pretty, perennial forming a dense matt of grey-green leaves, from which pure white flowers appear from May to September. It’s ideal for growing at the front of a border or in rock gardens, and can easily be used as part of a container display.

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Grow Erodium x variabile ‘Album’ in well-drained soil in full sun.

How to grow Erodium 'Album'

  • Plant size

    10cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • 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 not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do 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 flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does 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 not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Erodium 'Album' and wildlife

Erodium 'Album' is known for attracting bees, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

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