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Chiad FhearChiad Fhear Posts: 17

Hi there

This plant - two of them actually - has/have appeared in my garden again this year and I've no idea what it is or where it came from. The delicate flowers are a rich mauve colour.

Can someone identify it please?


 Chiad Fhear


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,175

    It's one of the hardy geraniums - someone will tell you which one  image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Chiad FhearChiad Fhear Posts: 17

    Oh! Right! I'll wait patiently then!

    Chiad Fhear

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,591

    might venture one of the G. sanguineum hybrids.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,312

    I should think that's right.image

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532
    All I know it's a hardy geranium
  • Chiad FhearChiad Fhear Posts: 17

    Thanks everyone.  Problem solved although I'm still puzzled as to how the two plants got there in the first place  image   C'est la vie

    Chiad Fhear

  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,528

    Geraniums have a firing mechanism for dispersing their seeds so if your neighbours have one of these plants, they can easily travel to your garden. Or the birds might have brought it.

  • I have deliberately left wide gaps in my paved area and filled them with gravel for plants to self-seed. I have several geranium sanguineum that have appeared in this way. It is very interesting to see what you get, as they don't all turn out to be the same colour!

  • Chiad FhearChiad Fhear Posts: 17

    Thanks for the replies everyone. At least they won't be dug up and confined to the bin!

    Chiad Fhear

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