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keepitlivekeepitlive Posts: 102

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I know this is a perennial geranium, does anyone know what the variety is?

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Spotted this plant on a walk in the Peak District today, anyone know what it is?

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,378

    the orange one is Hieracium aurantiacum, Fox and Cubs, Orange Hawkweed.

  • LucidLucid Posts: 385

    I was going to say that the geranium is a Geranium x magnificum. I've got one myself and they only flower for a short time. But I'm not sure if the petal shapes match up.

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  • yarrow2yarrow2 Posts: 782

    I love that orange Hawkweed in the photo.  For years I've been sowing Emilia Irish Poet seeds in the garden - it looks a bit similar I think - and every year they just won't grow in my garden in my wild flower planned area.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,378
    Lucid says:

    I was going to say that the geranium is a Geranium x magnificum. I've got one myself and they only flower for a short time. But I'm not sure if the petal shapes match up.

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    Last edited: 09 June 2017 15:19:25

    See original post

     I thought of x magnificum but I think you're right re the petals not matching up. There are so many, so similar, plus all the crossing they do in the garden.

    Too many get the wrong ID because people don't realise there are 100s of the things

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325

    Have you paid for your advert angie? image

    Details are at the bottom of the page....

    That geranium looks like the one we have everywhere round here! No idea which one it is, but it's a useful filler if you need one. 

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


  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,653

    Not Rozanne, she has white in the centre. I'm thinking magnificum 'Rosemoor' 

  • keepitlivekeepitlive Posts: 102

    Thanks for your replies everyone, I'm happy to have a mongrel geranium. The felty leaves and gorgeous blue flowers are enough for me. I will certainly try growing the fox and cubs.

  • IamweedyIamweedy Cheshire East. Posts: 1,364
    nutcutlet says:

    the orange one is Hieracium aurantiacum, Fox and Cubs, Orange Hawkweed.

    See original post

     Thank you for that Nutcutlet. I had dug one up from daughters garden but did not know what it was

    Weedy looking but it has charm. 




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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,600

    The geranium looks a lot like one of my new acquisitions - geranium magnificum anemoneflorum .  Blue flowers, purple veins.

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  • Its the one I used to decorate my mud pies with as a kid ! Geranium magnificum hardy geranium. Thanks fo rthe orange hawkweed thing I have this all over my new garden :)   http://www.plants4less.co.uk/hardy-geranium-x-magnificum-1199-p.asp?gclid=CIim7_ncsdQCFZFsGwodl6oJlw

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