Geranium endressii

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Geranium endressii
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Geraniales
Family: Geraniaceae
Genus: Geranium
Species: G. endressii
Binomial name
Geranium endressii
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Geranium endressii, commonly called Endres cranesbill or French crane's-bill, is a species of hardy flowering herbaceous or semi-evergreen perennial plant in the genus Geranium, Geraniaceae family.[1]

It is native to the Western Pyrenees in Spain, and is cultivated as a garden subject. Growing to 75 cm (30 in) tall and broad, it has a mounding to sprawling habit, therefore is useful as groundcover in light shade. The leaves are deeply divided and the flowers are soft pink with red veins.[2][3] It is very hardy, down to at least −20 °C (−4 °F) and possibly less.

This plant[4] and the cultivar ‘Castle Drogo’[5] have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geranium endressii". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Phillips, Ellen; Colston Burrell, C. (1993), Rodale's illustrated encyclopedia of perennials, Emmaus, Pa.: Rodale Press, pp. 373–76, ISBN 0-87596-570-9 
  3. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  4. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Geranium endressii". Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "RHS Plantfinder - Geranium endressii 'Castle Drogo'". Retrieved 27 February 2018. 
  6. ^ "AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 42. Retrieved 1 March 2018. 

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