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Geranium orion

WildlifeloverWildlifelover Posts: 256
I’m looking at getting geranium Orion as the rhs website says it grows to 1m tall. However,  Hardys says only 45cm. 

Does anyone have experience of this variety?

 Thanks.

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  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,815
    Mine definitely grew 1m tall. I had to dig it out and put it in a pot as it was growing next to a rose and swamping it. I have no idea where to plant it now. Wonderful plant with a very long flowering season, but it does grow quite big.
  • WildlifeloverWildlifelover Posts: 256
    Ok, thanks. What kind of spread does it have?
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,815
    At least 1m, but probably more. It’s happy to scramble, if the nearby plants don’t mind it. This is in July last year, 2nd year plant.




    The bit next to the phlox is part of the same plant.
  • WildlifeloverWildlifelover Posts: 256
    To be fair, that’s the kind of plant I’m after! Is it easy to care for? Any tips would be much appreciated!
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,815
    Great news, then. Very easy, just remove the dead stems in late autumn or winter. I didn’t feed mine or give it a trim after flowering (mostly because it didn’t stop flowering until late autumn). Full sun if possible and water it until established.
  • WildlifeloverWildlifelover Posts: 256
    Grand, thanks!
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