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Geranium himalayense

Geranium himalayense is also known as Geranium grandiflorum, Geranium meeboldii, Geranium himalayense Alpinum, Geranium himalayense var. Meeboldii. They also call it Himalayan Cranesbill or Lilac Cranesbill. It is a herbaceous perennial. It is part of the Geraniaceae family of plants. It is native to the Himalayas in Russia and China.

Geranium himalayense
Geranium himalayense

It is a rhizomatous, dense mat-forming plant. It grows up to 18in or 45cm tall. Geranium himalayense has deeply cut palmate leaves. They change color in autumn. It has white-eyed, blue flowers that are about 5cm or 2in wide. It flowers in summer and autumn.

How to grow Geranium himalayense:

Grow Geranium himalayense in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in moderately fertile soil that is consistently moist but not wet. It does tolerate full shade. Full sun produces more flowers. Propagate by division and basal cuttings. Deadhead flowers and remove old leaves to promote growth and more flowers. Watch out for capsid bug, sawflies, vine weevil, downy mildew, or powdery mildew. It is rabbit tolerant and attracts butterflies.

Geranium himalayense
Geranium himalayense

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