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Heron's bill

Erodium spp.

Also known as

Storksbill

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Heron's bill Overview

Genus of around 128 perennials, known as filarees, heron’s bill and storksbills, dependent on location. They produce long-lasting 5-petalled pink, white or purple flowers, which may be patterned on the inner surface. Botanists have developed hybrid cultivars from this genus for their pretty blooms and attractive mound-forming habit. Foliage is lobed or pinnately divided.

How to propagate Heron's bill

Cuttings

You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Seed

Seeds when available.

Other uses of Heron's bill

Suitable for borders, rock gardens, ground cover, walls. Suitable for coastal conditions.