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SammymummySammymummy SurreyPosts: 198

Hi everyone

Please can you tell me the name of this geranium? I think I bought it from a plant stall in the market last year, so it just said  geranium. Thank you in advance for your help.

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,579

    Looks like geranium macrorhizum Ingwerson's variety - see here for more info - https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/search-results?form-mode=false&query=Geranium%20macrorrhizum

    You can confirm it if the leaves are scented.  Good in dry shade but also copes in sun and is fully hardy, unlike pelargoniums which are sometimes, and incorrectly, still called geraniums.

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  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 6,980

    Looks like one of the Geranium Macrorrhizums image

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  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 6,980

    Snap Obximage

    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,372

    I looks a bit small, I wonder if it's the cross between macrorrhizum and dalmatica. G. x cantabrigiense. 'Biokovo' is about that colour. Has the macrorrhizum leaf smell 

  • SammymummySammymummy SurreyPosts: 198

    Hi all

    Just been out to smell the leaves - it does smell, a bit unpleasant to me though.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,171

    I thought it looked like biokovo too. I have that here. It's nowhere near flowering yet though. I can hardly detect any  smell on foliage anyway - so pointless me going out to check the leaves! image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • SammymummySammymummy SurreyPosts: 198

    Is it meant to smell nice? I've decided I don't like the smell. It looks like it could either be Ingwerson or Biokovo. Thank you.

  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 6,980

    I agree the colour is about right for Biokovo - but I thought the leaves looked a bit too dull (I mean a bit 'flat' - not a bit boringimage) and 'felty' for biokovo. My biokovo leaves are a bit glossy.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,171

    You might well be right T'bird.

    It's not to my taste at all (biokovo) but it was one of the few things in this garden when I moved here - it currently resides at the front gate where I don't have to look at it! image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • SammymummySammymummy SurreyPosts: 198

    The flowers are pale pink and the leaves are soft green, very slightly felty, but not glossy.

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