Geranium ×riversleaianum Yeo

G. endressii × G. traversii

A garden hybrid that is readily formed. Spreading perennial herb with thickened roots. Leaves with 7 blunt-toothed lobes, grey-green, to about 9 cm wide. Flowers upright, petals pink to magenta with paler veins; summer. Sterile.

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 ×riversleaianum 'Russell Pritchard'

G. endressii × G. traversii

A hybrid that arises quite easily, even though G. endressii is from the Pyrenees and G. traversii from Chatham Island off New Zealand. The plants form spreading carpets that die back in winter. This particular clone has large, intense magenta flowers to 3 cm wide, with sharply toothed leaf divisions.

Raised early in the 20th century at Pritchard's Nursery, Riverslea, Hampshire, UK.

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