Estimated delivery time : 4-6 Working Days
|Latin name:||Geranium himalayense ‘Birch Double’|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bare-rooted plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||May - July|
|Growing Height:||25 - 30 cm|
|Planting distance:||20 - 30 cm|
Plant Hardy Geranium 'Birch Double' in a flower pot, window-box or in the garden. Would you like to plant it in a pot? Choose a pot with holes in the base and cover the bottom with a layer of potsherds or hydrograins. Put fresh potting compost in the pot and plant the Hardy Geranium 'Birch Double' at the right depth, spaced approximately 15 cm apart. Fill with compost and press firmly. Give it plenty of water immediately after planting. Place the pot in a sunny or partially sunny area. Line a porous pot with plastic or use a pot liner to prevent evaporation so that the soil dries out less quickly. Are you planting it in the ground? If so, then space the plants further apart.
Hardy Geranium 'Birch Double' is great for the border
Thanks to its rich flowering and compact growth pattern, Hardy Geranium 'Birch Double' makes an excellent border plant. For example, you can plant it along the edge of the border, or even create a unique effect by combining it with other border plants such as Echinacea Purpurea. This plant is also beautiful in flower pots and window-boxes.
Hardy Geranium 'Birch Double' is an easy-to-grow perennial that requires minimal maintenance. Be sure to prevent the soil around its roots from drying out. Cut off completely faded flower stems to encourage a second flowering. The flowering will continue throughout the entire summer. In winter the stems above the ground will die back. Over winter, cover the plants with a layer of fallen leaves. In spring cut all of its stems off and soon there will be some new shoots visible above the ground.
Cranesbill in winter
Almost all garden geranium varieties change colour in autumn. Red and/or yellow - so nice to see! Most varieties do retain their foliage in the winter but will lose it if the winter is particularly severe. However, you will soon see them shoot up again in the spring and once again form a dense foliage. Some varieties do die back entirely before winter arrives so you do best to give them a mulch of leaf litter. A nice mulch of well-rotted manure in the spring will be appreciated, and then you can also cut back last year's foliage and you will soon see those new shoots appear.
The compact Hardy Geranium 'Birch Double' is a beautiful plant. Its bright pink double flowers grow up to 3.5 cm across. The foliage is very decorative and pleasantly covers the ground. In autumn, the leaves of ‘Birch Double’ often turn into red autumn shades.