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Geranium palmatum

27th June 2015

There is a small group of Geranium from the Canary Islands and Madiera that are spectacular, on the tender side and frustratingly monocarpic. If I had a sunny open garden I would strew the seed until it came up like mustard and cress but I haven't. I live in a lightly wooded Camellia refuge where the rabbits could walk about naked if they chose without any fear of sunburn.
Geranium palmatum is the most reliable of them for me. Seedlings planted in large tubs usually get large enough to flower and persist for a year or two before winter or senility gets them. It rarely gets large enough to make a spectacular mound of flowers and G. maderense hasn't yet lasted long enough to flower.

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