Geranium himalayense Klotzsch

Perennial thin-stemmed herb spreading by underground rhizomes. Basal leaves to 20 cm wide, divided into 7 main lobes, each further lobed and toothed, the leaf size diminishing up the stem. Flowers with petals 2-3 cm long, deep blue, generally pink fading to white at the base. [G. grandiflorum Edgeworth]


The largest-flowering of all geranium species.

Source: Francis, D.; Rodgers, I.; Scriven, A.; Spencer, R. (2002). Geraniaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Geranium himalayense 'Gravetye'

Lower-growing, with smaller leaves that have sharper and narrower lobes and flowers with a dark purple centre.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Geraniales
family       Geraniaceae
genus        Geranium L.