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Plant id - pink ground cover

a1154a1154 Posts: 859

very common in the gardens round here, but no one has a name. Pink bell hangs down.



  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,673

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    Click on the Green goblet type icon and follow the instructions.

  • a1154a1154 Posts: 859


     Oh thought it was there because i could see it.  Doh! 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    Do the leaves have a strong pungent scent?

    could be Geranium macrorrhizum if so


  • DaintinessDaintiness EssexPosts: 977

    Nutcutlet is right. Great for ground cover but easily pulled up.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    I've got 3 colours, all lovelyimage

  • a1154a1154 Posts: 859

    Yes does smell.  Looks like Cranesbill bevans variety is the common name. Semi evergreen and mat forming, so sounds like a useful plant.  

  • a1154a1154 Posts: 859

    Sorry - another question.  Now i have come to take a whole lot of these from a neighbours garden, they have a massive root that kind of goes along the ground rather than into it.  

    They pull up easily with this attached.  Do i need to plant with this whole root underground, or shorten it? 


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    I usually shorten it.  I have lots and can afford to pick the best so I look for pieces that have a bit of fine root, however small, and cut off beyond that. Sounds like you've got plenty to do that as well. They are very successful at growing from that.

  • a1154a1154 Posts: 859

    Brilliant.  Thanks for speedy response.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    This wet year is very good for getting plants established. No danger of drying outimage

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