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botanical name:
Geranium incanum
Geranium incanum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Carpet Cranesbill, Horlosies, Vrouetee, Bergtee
family:  Geraniaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.40m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
description:
Forms a dense mat or mound of finely divided deep green leaves. Magenta pink to mauve flowers during summer.

cultivation:
Any moderately fertile, well drained soil in a sunny position. Not very hardy and best in a warm or mild location, but plants killed by frost are often replaced by new seedlings. Drought tolerant once established and generally easy to grow in suitable climate areas.
Cut back hard in early spring to keep tidy.

propagation:
From seed or by division.

usage:
Effective ground cover. Rock gardens and border edges, coastal plantings, containers.

Used to make a medicinal tea for the treatment of various ailments such as bladder infections.

other notes:
The only true geranium native to Africa

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