Hardy Geranium Katherine Adele Ground Cover
Geranium Katherine Adele (Cranesbill)
Geranium Katherine Adele ground cover is a bushy spreading perennial, forming cushions of attractive marbled green leaves that take on reddish brown flushes, covered throughout Summer with small delicate five petalled pale pink flowers deeply veined with darker purple. Great for suppressing weeds at the front of a mixed or herbaceous border. This low maintenance Geranium will flower from June until September. Much loved by bees and other pollinators.
These are vigorous plants with a self-branching habit and tolerate heat better when in part shade. They make superb ground cover but are equally happy in pots, troughs or trailing over tubs. They could even be used in hanging baskets so are very versatile. Perfect for planting in rose gardens, city or courtyard gardens, or in perennial borders in cottage gardens (more especially because they will not be troubled by rabbits, slugs and snails). Try planting in front of a mixed border with Lavender, Salvia and Anemones.
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Super low maintenance, as a ground cover plant Geranium Katherine Adele will tolerate any soil other than waterlogged areas and will be happiest in full sun or partial shade. In midsummer rejuvenate plants that are beginning to look jaded, by removing old, flowered stems and leaves, and split the clumps in spring if they are getting too large.
As a rough guide when planting Geranium Katherine Adele 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 Katherine Adele
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: 40cm and 60cm
Hardiness: Fully hardy once established
Aftercare: Water well until established, avoiding soil becoming waterlogged. Tidy up old stems and leaves to encourage a longer flowering period. Cut back foliage after flowering has finished. Divide congested clumps in early Spring.