Geranium incanum

A magnificent, spreading groundcover with delicate-looking mauve flowers.
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An undemanding and hardy groundcover that has delicate, feathery light green foliage that forms a dense carpet.  It produces masses of roundish, mauve flowers throughout the year, with a peak in the summer months.

This plant is valuable for a wildlife-friendly garden as it attracts a host of insect pollinators.

The leaves and flowers are edible and make a refreshing tea.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
Attracts a host of insect pollinators.
Serves as a butterfly and moth larval host plant.

MAINTENANCE:
The plant self-seeds freely, so older plants can be removed to allow the younger ones to fill the space.
Trim back after flowering to encourage a new batch of flowers.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Water moderately.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, country, grassland

LANDSCAPING USES:
Geranium incanum is versatile and can be grown very effectively as a colourful border plant, in pots or hanging baskets. It is also very attractive when allowed to trail over retaining walls.
A useful plant for the edible garden.

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CULTIVATION:
Geranium incanum is easily propagated from both seed and cuttings.

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