(Common Names: Heron's Bill, Storksbill).

Less common relatives of the hardy geranium; erodiums have feathery leaves and flowers more akin to species Pelargoniums, soetimes with a paler or darker patch on two of the petals

They are best grown in a free-draining loam in a sunny spot

Propagate species from seed or division, named varieties from division. Best divided after either of the flowering periods.

Members of the Geraniaceae family.

Erodium manescavii

One of the larger, bushier species, making a clump about 1ft in each direction. The pink flowers are held on stems a little above the leaf mound

Flowers in late spring and then again in early autumn

RHS Award of Garden Merit

Price: £4.50 (9cm pot)

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