Super low maintenance, as a ground cover plant Geranium Brookside will tolerate any soil other than waterlogged areas and prefers sunny areas although it will be happy in partial shade. The flowers which have their first and biggest flush in June will then be intermittent until autumn, especially if dead-headed, and it is always advisable to rejuvenate the plants by picking out dead foliage and splitting the clumps in spring if they are getting too large.

As a rough guide when planting Geranium Brookside as ground cover – 4 plants per square metre is adequate with a little patience, 6 will give better coverage, and 9-12 will make a weed supressing carpet very quickly.

 

How to grow Geranium Brookside

Position: Full Sun/partial shade

Foliage: Perennial, leaves appear from Spring with flowers following in early Summer through to mid-late Autumn

Soil and site: Fertile and well drained

Flowering time: June to September

Growth rate: Fast

Ultimate height and spread: 60cm and 50cm

Hardiness: Hardy once established

Aftercare: Water well until established, avoiding soil becoming waterlogged. Cut back foliage after flowering has finished. Divide congested clumps in early Spring or late Autumn