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Geranium macrorhizum 'Album'

11th May 2013

A week or two ago somebody asked me to name my favourite cultivar of Geranium macrorhizum and I was quietly perplexed for a moment. Recent years have seen a splonch of new cultivars (that is the correct collective noun for cultivars) and they are all lovely though some are stronger than others. They also vary slightly in the scent of their foliage, which is great fun if you like the smell (some people smile painfully and then look for a dustbin to vomit in).
My mother says that I have a mind like a sieve and as I was whizzing through them I found they had mostly fallen through leaving me with 'Album'.
It's charming, it's smelly, it's vigorous and I don't think it has been improved on.