There are several species of Rock Geranium which flourish in fhe rockery. All areif the site is not shady and the soil is free draining. The only enemies are wet ground and slugs in the spring – scatter Slug Pellets around the . The lobed are grey or green, depending on the species, and the pink or red are often prominently veined.
VARIETIES: G. cinereum is a popular species – height 6 in., spread 1 ft.
Flowering period: May-September. The deep pink 1 in. flowers are dark-centred and veined – theare greyish green. G. dalmaticum has the same height and spread, but the Flowering period is shorter (June-August) and the pale pink blooms are not veined. The glossy leaves turn red in autumn. A large-flowered variety is G. subcaulescens ‘Splendens’ (deep pink flowers May-September) and G. ‘Ballerina’ (dark-veined flowers May-September) is a popular hybrid.
SITE AND SOIL: Any well-drained soil – thrives best in full sun.
PROPAGATION: Divide clumps in autumn or spring.