Saturday, 30 July 2011

Gentle Geraniums


Geranium clarkei 'Kashmir White'
 This is the second flowering for this plant; it started blooming in early summer, and I chopped it back when it had finished, and had this second flush.  It is a carpeting Geranium and can spread rapidly on rhizomatous roots.  It is perennial with divided leaves and loose clusters of cup-shaped flowers, white with pale lilac-pink veins.  As with all Geraniums it is easy to propagate by division or by root cuttings or seed.  It began to take over the bed that it was in a few years ago, so I dug it out.  But, it decided it was going to stay, and from a piece of root that was left in the ground, has established itself once more.

4 comments:

  1. I love perennial Geraniums. Have loads in different colours. They are so easy to propogate and such tolerant plants, great fillers too.

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  2. Love love love geraniums. Such carefree plants. Very nice photo showing off the delicate colourings of this one, Elaine.

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  3. What a lovely groundcover! No perennial geraniums persist in our hot and humid climate. We do have a wild geranium that comes up in early spring and leaves when the weather heats up.

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  4. Another lovely plant and variety! Flighty xx

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