GERANIUM incanum

Carpet Geranium, Horlosies



Height: 4-8" (10-20cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: Purple

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Rosidae (Rose Superorder)
Order: Geraniales (Geranium Order)
Family: Geraniaceae (Geranium Family)
Genus: Geranium (Cranesbill)
Species: incanum (hoary)
Geranium incanum

Geranium incanum is a fairly new introduction for our gardens from South Africa. It forms a neat spreading mound of very finely cut greyish leaves, taking on a reddish tinge in winter. It grows to only around 6" high, sprawling to cover an area of over two feet across, which can be smothered all summer with greyish buds opening to bright purple rounded flowers.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:

Outside (35 days)
Deno (22 days)
Deno (4 days)
Seed Pod The seedpod is a thin woody case with a long thin ribbon which is attached to the
'beak' of the flower.

Seed The seeds are small brown ovals. There are five seeds from each flower, in a ring at the
bottom of the style.

Seedling The seedleaves are rounded with a notch, with a long reddish stem. The first true leaves
are trifoliate.

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