I think it's some sort of geranium

nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,405

It's a bit woody, has bright pink flowers. I wasn't expecting it to be hardy but it's been here for years and I've forgotten the name

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It's only had 2 flowers this year  but the leaves are nice.

With luck I'll recognise the name if someone suggests it

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,405

    image  Mike

    I have a list of the plants in the garden but it's half in a folder and half in a computer and all a bit complicated.

  • DimWitDimWit Posts: 448

    Do the leaves have any scent ?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,405

    not that I've noticed DimWit. Certainly nothing like G. macrorrhizum 

  • Muddle-UpMuddle-Up Posts: 10,090

    Is it sanguineum Elsbet or Elke?

    Aberdeenshire, NE Scotland 🌞
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,405

    no, it's more like a mini shrub Muddle-Up

    growing well in very dry soil in mostly sun, having a good year leafwise, less so with the flowers. I grew it from seed a very long time ago

  • Muddle-UpMuddle-Up Posts: 10,090

    It looks happy and healthy, whatever it is!  I'm looking forward to finding out what it is, too!

    Aberdeenshire, NE Scotland 🌞
  • DimWitDimWit Posts: 448

    I think one could take a look at Geranium abrotanifolium (at least it's woody and has pink flowers!).

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,405

    I think we'll be having a wet day tomorrow, no gardening, so I'll delve into the records

  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    Could it be Geranium "Tiny Monster"?

    http://garden.org/plants/photo/256470/

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,405

    Thanks Sue, that one looks like a sanguineum cultivar.

    I think I've dug it out of the files

    Seeds ex Geranium 'Silver Shadow' a cross between G. robustum and G. incanum.  (probably from the HPS seed list).  I think my plant is closer to robustum than to incana.

    I feel better nowimage

    Thanks for all suggestions

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