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  • Eventual height: 0.1m
  • Eventual spread: 0.5m

Erodium × variabile 'Bishop's Form'

storksbill ( syn. Bishops Form )

9cm pot £6.99

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: gritty, humus-rich, sharply-drained, neutral to alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Producing its small, geranium-like flowers over several months from early summer, this low, spreading perennial will really add colour to a gravel garden, patio pot or alpine bed. The foliage is pretty too, being gently scalloped and forming a soft mound.

  • Garden care: Divide congested colonies in spring and avoid wet soils - particularly in winter.