Gera­nium pyre­naicum ‘Is­parta’

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This ex­tremely po­lite self-sower is good at find­ing its way through peren­ni­als and shrubs with­out ever be­com­ing a me­nace. Plants can break up pre­dictable plant­ings as they wend hither and thither, but also strike lovely, ac­ci­den­tal com­bi­na­tions with peren­nial neigh­bours, such as cat­mint and se­dums. ‘Is­parta’ is a more ro­bust clone with larger flow­ers than some oth­ers, although none of the wild charm is lost as it sends out scram­bling sprays of typ­i­cal cranes­bill flow­ers from spring into au­tumn. Height 40-50cm. Ori­gin South­ern Europe, north­ern Africa and western Asia. Se­lected in Turkey. Con­di­tions Sun with good, well-drained soil. Har­di­ness RHS H6, USDA 5a-9b. Sea­son Summer into au­tumn.

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