Also known as
South African Cranes' Bill, Horlosies, Vrouetee, Vrouebossie, Bergtee (Afr.), Tlako, Ngope-Sethsoha (Sotho), Cranesbill
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1 months to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Carpet Geranium Overview
A dense spreading ground cover that is naturally occurring along the Cape coast. It has flowers almost throughout the year, peaking in summer. Grow this pretty perennial in sunny rock gardens, along walkways or on the front of a sunny flower garden. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Western Cape.
Common problems with Carpet Geranium
No known pests and diseases.
Carpet Geranium Companion Plants
Geranium peltatum, Helichrysum cymosum, Monsonia speciosa, Agathosma Kluitjieskraal,
How to harvest Carpet Geranium
Harvest seeds before the pods burst open and gets blown away by the wind.
How to propagate Carpet Geranium
Sowing time best in Autumn and Spring. Ideal sowing depth is between 2-5 mm. The plants do self-sow with proficiency.
Those with darker coloured flowers, are best propagated by cuttings.
By seeds or division in the autumn or spring. undefined
Special features of Carpet Geranium
Attracts useful insects
Attracts insects like butterflies.
Moderate drought tolerance
Other uses of Carpet Geranium
Soft ground cover and has some traditional medicinal uses.
Traditionally used as a medicinal tea for bladder, venereal disease and menstruation issues.
Herbal tea is made from the leaves.
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