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Geranium Anne Thomson

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Geranium

Anne Thomson

A real fine variety with deep pink flowers in spring and summer from large mounds of yellow foliage, prefect in semi-shade through to full sun.
Geranium Anne Thomson is similar to G. Ann Folkard being a hybrid from the same parents. Anne Thomson differs from Ann Folkard by having smaller flowers, has yellower leaves and having a more compact habit.
The yellow foliage in spring creates a striking mound of foliage which creates  a nice display, from this mound long flowering stems are produced with wonderful dark pink flowers with a black center.
A large growing variety to around 50cm with a spread of 1m
Herbaceous Perennial
Hardy
Grown in a 2 Litre pot
Geranium refers to two types of plants in general gardening, Greenhouse Geraniums (officially Pelargoniums) and hardy perennial Geraniums also known as the Crane's Bill. Here we are dealing with the hardy perennial Geraniums, these plants are generally easy to grow and a great addition to any garden border. The Genus is huge and ranges from small alpines to large perennials. Generally these plants are happy in most conditions apart from very wet and boggy, they will tolerate full sun through to semi-shade and mainly flower from spring to late summer. Their primary growth habit is low making them ideal for ground cover and work really well at the front of the border.
For vigorous varieties trim back after first flowering to encourage regrowth and a second flowering, once they die back in winter a good mulch will give the plant all it needs to shoot away in the spring.