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Geranium wallichianum - D.Don.

Common Name
Family Geraniaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Forests, shrubberies and open slopes, 2400 - 3600 metres[51].
Range E. Asia - Himalayas from Afghanistan to Bhutan.
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Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (2 of 5)
Care (info)
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Geranium wallichianum


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Geranium wallichianum

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Geranium wallichianum is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 1.5 m (5ft in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in flower from July to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; Ground Cover;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Astringent  Odontalgic  Poultice  Stomachic

The plant has astringent properties[211]. A decoction of the root, mixed with the bark of Prunus cerasoides, is used in the treatment of peptic ulcers[272]. It has been used as a cure for toothache and has been applied externally to the eyes[145, 240]. The juice of the plant is applied to fresh cuts to stem the bleeding[272]. A paste of the plant is used as a poultice to relieve joint pains[272].

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Other Uses

Dye  Tannin

The root contains 30% tannin, it is used as a dye[61]. A good dense ground cover plant[197, 200]. Plants should be spaced about 60cm apart each way[208].

Special Uses

Ground cover

References

Cultivation details

Succeeds in any moderately fertile retentive soil in a sunny position[200]. Tolerates a wide range of soil types[200]. Prefers a position that is cool and moist in the summer but is not heavily shaded[187]. Plants are hardy to at least -20°c[187]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits[233]. Some named forms have been selected for their ornamental value[187].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. Division in spring or autumn. 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.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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