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Carpet Geranium

Geranium incanum

Also known as

South African Cranes' Bill, Horlosies, Vrouetee, Vrouebossie, Bergtee (Afr.), Tlako, Ngope-Sethsoha (Sotho), Cranesbill

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








1 months to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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.

Drought resistant

Moderate drought tolerance

Ground cover

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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