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Geranium 'Brookside'

Description:  A vigorous sprawling Geranium which makes excellent ground cover.  Dark leaves are deeply cut and form the background to the large single purple blue flowers with each petal having dark magenta veins and a cream central blotch.  The flowers can be seen from May throughout summer so provides excellent long term interest.

Uses: Ground cover, edging of sunny borders.

Climate/Position: Full sun

Height/Spread: 80cm x 1 metre spread

Soil Requirements: Any fertile soil but particularly tolerant of dryer soils

Pruning: Cut back the old stems in autumn or late winter 

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Additional Interest: A hybrid of Geranium pratense x clarkei ‘Kashmir Purple’ raised in Cambridge Botanics who holds the National Collection of hardy geraniums.  It is named after a street in Cambridge where the administrative offices of the gardens are..