Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Westray’
Dense groundcover plant forming the neatest, tightest cushion of foliage. Leaves are rounded with scalloped edges like a mound of shiny dark green shells. Foliage colours to vivid scarlets and burgundies in cold weather. Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Westray’ flowers are lovely, large and pink, prolific and very round, so show strikingly against the foliage. Frost hardy. Sun or shade. 15cm H 60cm W
Tough groundcover for tough spots
Ideal for drier spots in the garden, this tough but attractive plant is an excellent ground cover for difficult conditions. For instance a dryer spot shaded by trees, roses or shrubs.
Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Westray’ won’t fade away if you forget to water, and when happy it will self-sow to fill in any bare spots for you. A very tolerant plant once established especially because it is also frost hardy and pest a disease resistant.
Growing: Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Westray’
– Height with flowers: 15cm approx.
– Width: 60cm approx.
– Position: Preferably Full sun but will grow just fine in Partial shade.
– Soil: Well drained, 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 and other beneficial insects to the garden.
– Care: Prefers deep watering and drying out between waters. A tidy up of over weathered leaves or growth is all that is really needed.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Geraniums have a slight scent that smells nice to us but isn’t appetising to deer or rabbits.
– Origin: Bred by British Geranium enthusiast Alan Bremner, who named it after the Orkney Island of Westray; his father’s homeland.