Also known as
St Robert's Herb, Death-Comes-Quickly, Dragon's Blood, Fox Geranium, Fox Grass, Jenny Wren, Kiss-Me-Quick, Knife And Fork, Little Bachelor's Buttons, Little Red Robin, Nightingales, Pink Bird's Eye, Pink Pinafore, Red Bird's Eye, Red Robin, Redshanks, Stinking Robert, Wren Flower, Robert's Geranium, Mountain Geranium, Death come quickly, Storksbill, Dove's Foot, Crow's Foot
Geranium robertianum1001 by Christer Johansson (CC BY-SA 2.5)
1 years to reach maturity
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Herb Robert Overview
Geranium robertianum is also known by many common names including Herb Robert and Fox Geranium. It is an annual or biennial species from the Geraniaceae family that typically grows to around 30cm tall with a spreading and branching growth habit. Foliage is finely divided and aromatic. It produces sprays of small, pink flowers measuring around 1cm across from summer through to autumn. May be used as groundcover, this plant is frequently found in shady corners, growing from between rocks or paving. It is hardy and considered a weed in many locations due to its spreading tendency and ability to self-seed.
Common problems with Herb Robert
Generally pest free.
How to propagate Herb Robert
Self-seeds with no human intervention required.
Propagate by basal cuttings.
Propagate by division.
Special features of Herb Robert
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Herb Robert
Wildflower/meadow, waste ground.
Plants for Short Grass Areas