Geranium x monacense ROSE HERONSBILL –
A cousin of Geranium phaeum, it shares the family habit of thriving in shade and not being rattled by deep or dry shade once established. Phaeum family resemblance in the sprays of round disc flowers with purple & rose petals reflexed right back; and the long Heron beak centre, ringed with white & violet zones. Geranium x monacense ROSE HERONSBILL has a very beautiful, intricate flower patterning. This plant is tough and will tolerate a range of positions. As well as most soils including clay, loam, chalk, rich and dry soils. It provides a neat foliage clumps with each leaf prettily patterned with brown ink stains. Grows to around 60cm.
– Height with flowers: 20cm approx.
– Width: 60cm approx.
– Position: Full sun, can tolerate 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 (avoid over-head).
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Geraniums have a slight scent that smells nice to us but isn’t appetising to deer or rabbits.