What is it?

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?

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 Chiad Fhear

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,421

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

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Chiad FhearChiad Fhear Posts: 17

    Oh! Right! I'll wait patiently then!

    Chiad Fhear

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,624

    might venture one of the G. sanguineum hybrids.

    Devon.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,087

    I should think that's right.image

  • 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: 1,823

    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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