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Geranium (Canary Islands' species)

Canary and Madeiran Geranium differ greatly from their continental cousins in forming a broad rosette of strongly dissected leaves on slightly woody, short stems, eventually reaching up to 1m in height in the tallest member, Geranium maderense. Especially the latter is most floriferous and a highly ornamental species. All make good pot plants and should be grown under frost-free conditions as they are not reliably frost-hardy, except for the mildest areas in central and S Europe as well as southern UK and Ireland. For any humus rich, slightly moist, yet well drained soil. Keep at a minimum of some 5°C in winter in a sunny spot, in summer place pots in a fresh spot, preferably in partial shade. Plants are fast growing and reach flowering size within 2 to 3 years.
Sow seeds flat in any humus rich, well drained, yet slightly moist soil at 15°C to 20°C. Keep seedlings sunny in winter.
20 seeds per package unless otherwise specified.
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Geranium canariense

Geranium canariense

50 (100)cm, broad, usually short-stemmed, biannual to short-lived perennial rosette of strongly dissected, dark green leaves, with a reddish tinge under sunny conditions. Native of rich soils in partially shaded spots in the western Canaries and Gran Canaria. Bright whitish rose to dark rose flowers in lax inflorescence. For any humus rich, well drained soil in partial shade to full sun. V-VIII.

Geranium maderense (Madeira Crane’s Bill)

Geranium maderense (Madeira Crane’s Bill)

80 (120)cm, Madeira Crane’s Bill makes a massive, reddish brown stem, large, long stalked dark green leaves in a dense rosette and uncountable large magenta-pink flowers with a dark eye make, which make this one of the most impressive species within the genus. It is native of rich soils in cool spots in central Madeira, where it is know from few spots only. For any humus rich, well drained soil in partial shade. Keep some seeds as flowering plants will usually die down after setting seeds. Seed is always very scarce. III-VI.
10 seeds per package.

Geranium palmatum Exclusive

Geranium palmatum Exclusive

40 (70)cm, broad, basal to sometimes short-stemmed, biannual to short-lived perennial rosette of strongly dissected, dark green leaves, tinged purplish red in full sun. Native of rich soils in sunny spots in central and N Madeira. Makes large, bright rose flowers in lax inflorescence. For any humus rich, well drained soil in partial shade to full sun. V-VIII.