Geranium Pyrenaicum ‘Bill Wallis’ – (Mountain Cranesbill)

$9.00

This is a compact mounding plant with beautiful deep violet flowers and delicate leaves, belying its hardy character.

Description

Geranium pyrenaicum, ‘Bill Wallis’ flowers profusely from October to February with very deep violet purple flowers. It is considered to be the best cultivar of this type and is very easy to grow. Its flowers are attractive to both bees and butterflies.

It has a mounding habit that forms an attractive evergreen clump and  looks good all year round. Its leaves are lobed and more rounded than most Geranium species.

Itis reliably perennial, and is ideal for a hot spot in the garden, where it is a dainty and attractive addition to the border, whilst being quite tough and hardy. It is also slug resistant.

 

Sowing advice

Sow  in spring,  summer and autumn . Surface sow 2cm apart onto moist well-drained seed compost. Just cover with a fine layer of soil mixed with coarse grit. Keep the soil moist not wet. Ideal temp. 5-10°C. Germination takes 30-90 days. Prick out seedlings carefully as soon as they has 2 true leaves and move to 8cm pots and grow on. Acclimatise and plant out after danger of frost has passed. If you have seeds which have not emerged by autumn leave the seed tray outside where winter cold should offer the natural conditions required for germination the following spring.

 

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Cranesbill, Mountain Cranesbill

Family

Geraniaceae

Maximum Height

30 cm

Number of seeds in packet

20