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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
description:
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.

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

propagation:
From seed or by division.

usage:
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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