Geranium oxonianum x sessiliflorum ‘Tanya Rendall’ –
Ultra-hardy groundcover with purple new growth aging to deep olive green leaves. Geranium oxonianum x sessiliflorum ‘Tanya Rendall’ Thrives in sun and part shade. With a profusion of deep pink flowers making a bold statement on the lovely coloured foliage. Each flower has an ivory centre eye bleeding into the deep pink, a very attractive and striking colour combination. A long bloomer over spring and summer. Sun-1/2 Shade, 20cm thick groundcover, ideal for blocking weeds and carpeting under roses. A very easy to grow plant. Its especially hardy in frosty or seaside areas, as it has been bred on the Orkney Islands.
– Height with flowers: 20cm approx.
– Width: 35cm approx.
– Position: Full sun, can also tolerate Partial shade.
– Soil: Preferably Rich and Well drained but will enjoy most soils as long as it isn’t frequently wet.
– Fragrance: Scented foliage.
– Frost: Hardy
– Growth: Perennial.
– Attracts: Another pollinator friendly plant, attracting birds, bees as well as other beneficial insects to the garden.
– Care: Prefers deep watering and drying out between waters (avoid over-head). Once established they only need a small feed each spring. They will bounce back from a tidy up with ease.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Geraniums have a slight scent that smells nice to us but isn’t appetising to deer or rabbits.
– Origin: Named after his daughter, Richard Rendall bred this Geranium in the Orkney Islands. An archipelago of the Northern Isles of Scotland.