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Erodium glandulosum
Black-eyed Heronsbill
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Zone 4 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Tuft
1.204.200

(Formerly Erodium petraeum glandulosum) Loaded with charm, this long-blooming plant forms a low tuft or mound of ferny olive-green leaves. Orchid-like flowers appear from late spring through to the fall, in a soft lavender shade with deep violet-black spots or eyes. One of the hardiest Heronsbill species, asking only for the excellent drainage provided by a rock garden, gravel scree or alpine trough. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in spring. Foliage is said to be fragrant. A cousin to the familiar Cranesbill Geraniums. Received a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (1993).


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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type
  Sandy

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Dry

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  None

Rate of Spread
  Medium
Flower Colour
  Mauvelilac

Blooming Time
  Early Fall
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Late Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Grey Green

Plant Characteristics
  Border
  Containers
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Fragrant

Flower Head Size
  Small

Height
   10-20 cm
   4-8 inches

Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches


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