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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Geranium macrorrhizum.

Material uses

The very aromatic leaves have been used in the past as a source of geranium oil[1]. They are used in pot-pourri and perfumery[2]. A good dense ground cover plant[3][4]. A very effective weed smotherer[1][5]. Plants grow rampantly, rooting as they spread[6]. They should be spaced about 60cm apart each way[6].

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Medicinal uses(Warning!)

Aphrodisiac[7].

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Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Soil surface

Ecological Functions

Ground cover

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn. Very easy, virtually every bit of a divided plant, whether it has roots or not, will grow away and produce roots[5]. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

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Cultivation

Easily grown in dry or moist situations, in sun or light shade[1][4]. Succeeds even in deep shade[6]. Tolerates a wide range of soil types, succeeding in any moderately fertile retentive soil[4]. Calcicole[8]. Established plants are drought resistant[5].

A very ornamental plant, there are many named varieties[1].

Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits[9].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Geranium macrorrhizum.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Geranium macrorrhizum
Genus
Geranium
Family
Geraniaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
4
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
permanent shade
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Drought
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
?
Herbaceous or Woody
?
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
Mature Size
Fertility
?
Pollinators
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type

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References

  1. ? 1.01.11.21.31.4 Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Perennials Volumes 1 and 2. Pan Books ISBN 0-330-30936-9 (1991-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.1 Phillips. R. & Foy. N. Herbs Pan Books Ltd. London. ISBN 0-330-30725-8 (1990-00-00)
  3. ? 3.03.1 Royal Horticultural Society. Ground Cover Plants. Cassells. ISBN 0-304-31089-1 (1989-00-00)
  4. ? 4.04.14.24.34.4 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  5. ? 5.05.15.25.3 Chatto. B. The Dry Garden. Dent ISBN 0460045512 (1982-00-00)
  6. ? 6.06.16.26.3 Thomas. G. S. Plants for Ground Cover J. M. Dent & Sons ISBN 0-460-12609-1 (1990-00-00)
  7. ? 7.07.1 Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man. Constable ISBN 0094579202 (1974-00-00)
  8. ? 8.08.1 ? Flora Europaea Cambridge University Press (1964-00-00)
  9. ? Thomas. G. S. Perennial Garden Plants J. M. Dent & Sons, London. ISBN 0 460 86048 8 (1990-00-00)
  10. ? Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named PFAFimport-17

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