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Carpet Geranium

Geranium incanum

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

60cm

20cm

Min

20cm

1 months to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Carpet Geranium Overview

A dense spreading ground cover that is naturally occurring along the Cape coast. It has flowers almost throughout the year, peaking in summer. Grow this pretty perennial in sunny rock gardens, along walkways or on the front of a sunny flower garden.

Common problems with Carpet Geranium

No known pests and diseases.

Carpet Geranium Companion Plants

Geranium peltatum, Helichrysum cymosum, Monsonia speciosa, Agathosma Kluitjieskraal,

How to harvest Carpet Geranium

Harvest seeds before the pods burst open and gets blown away by the wind.

How to propagate Carpet Geranium

Seed

Sowing time best in Autumn and Spring. Ideal sowing depth is between 2-5 mm. The plants do self-sow with proficiency.

Cuttings

Those with darker coloured flowers, are best propagated by cuttings.

Division

By seeds or division in the autumn or spring. undefined

Special features of Carpet Geranium

Attracts useful insects

Attracts insects like butterflies.

Drought resistant

Moderate drought tolerance

Ground cover

Other uses of Carpet Geranium

Soft ground cover and has some traditional medicinal uses.

Medicinal

Traditionally used as a medicinal tea for bladder, venereal disease and menstruation issues.

Edible

Herbal tea is made from the leaves.

Medicinal

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