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Hardy Geraniums - help with names please

Discussion in 'Identification Area' started by Heucherella, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Heucherella

    Heucherella Gardener

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    I have lots of hardy geraniums in my new garden, many of which must be self-sown, and I do like to know what things are, so any suggestions welcome.

    1. Pink stripy - G. endressi? I have some where the flowers fade from mid pink to almost white, and some that stay a rich candy pink.

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    Some have larger flowers than the others - does that mean that they might be a variety, or are they just stronger growing?

    2. Small purple flowers

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    3. Larger purple flowers

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    4. Blue - G. x magnificum? Has very different leaves.

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    6. Large magenta with black centre, on a large, lax plant 1m x 1m plus. - G. psilostemon, or variety?

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    7. G. macrorrhizum, but is it the species, or a variety?

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    Sorry to post so many, but I though those of you who, like me, are hiding indoors from the heat of the day, might like something to do! :blue thumb:
     
  2. Mark56

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    I think the second could be Wargrave pink but there are so many similar pale pink varieties. :noidea:
     
  3. redstar

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    I also have a ton of them. thinned out a bunch last year, and this year. still they are huge .mine are just the simple ones. a great tough plant. I gave up long ago to trying to remember variety names of stuff, too much.
     

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