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botanical name:
Geranium robustum
Geranium robustum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Cranesbill
family:  Geraniaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.75m
width: 0.75m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: light green
flower colour: mauve
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -2°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
Somewhat tender perennial making a loose mound of foliage, with finely cut, lobed, hairy, silvery light green leaves and pale pink-mauve flowers with white centres, produced in succession during summer. Becomes woody-based and subshubby with age.

Moderately fertile, well drained soil in full sun. Not fully hardy and best in a sheltered position with protection from hard frosts in winter.

From seed or cuttings.

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