One of the low growing Cranesbill’s, Geranium x antipodeum ‘Pink Spice’ makes an excellent rock garden plant. It grows well in sunny positions with good drainage and is well suited to growing between roses as a ground cover.
The leaves are a chocolate brown to grey and the flowers are pink with a slight fragrance. This a dwarf variety reaching around 20cm and spreading to 60cm
This hardy perennial is a good choice for those difficult dry sunny positions, and will also grow well in part shade.
Flowering over a long period fro mealy summer through to autumn it can be planted in autumn when it will have time to settle in before summer. This is a hybrid originally from New Zealand.
When in flower, like many geranium varieties it will attract bees and other beneficial insects to the garden.
How to Grow Geranium ‘Pink Spice’
- Plant in a well drained humus rich soil
- A position in full sun to part shade.
- Water in well with a liquid seaweed fertiliser
- Mulch around the plant to maintain a cool moist root run.
- Fertilise with a slow release fertiliser in spring and renew the mulch.
- Botanical Name: Geranium x antipodeum ‘Pink Spice’
- Common Name: Geranium ‘Pink Spice’
- Position: Full sun to light shade.
- Soil: Well drained.
- Frost tolerant: Yes
- Water requirements: Low once established.
- Flowers: Pink and White.
- Flowering Time: Summer through to Autumn
- Foliage: Chocolate brown to bronze/ grey, scalloped edges.
- Height: 20 cm
- Spread: To around 60 cm