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botanical name:
Geranium wallichianum
Geranium wallichianum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Cranesbill
family:  Geraniaceae
characteristics: perennial, ground-cover
height: 0.30m
width: 1.20m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: semi-prostrate
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 10
Lax sprawling or trailing habit. Locally variable, pink or sometimes mauve or blue tinted flowers, often with white centres. Flowers over a long period, from June to October. Divided, often mottled foliage.

Moderately fertile, well drained soil in sun or part shade. Cut back after flowering to encourage new growth and sometimes repeat flowering.

From seed or by division.

The species is rarely grown in gardens, but is the parent of several popular cultivars and hybrids.

other notes:
Native to Nepal an other Himalayan areas, found in the lower mountain valleys.

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