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Geranium(Geranium)老鸛草屬

Geranium(Geranium)老鸛草屬

Geranium genus has wide range of plants, some are tender perennial as annual, some are very winter hardy, some are evergreen and whole plant is fragrant! There few geranium I really like:

Dwarf Cranesbill (Geranium × cantabrigiense ‘Westray’)

Dwarf Cranesbill (Geranium × cantabrigiense ‘Westray’)

Dwarf cranesbill (Geranium × cantabrigiense ‘Westray’) is evergreen, whole plant is very fragrant and winter hardy, USDA Zones: 4-9. The best value of this is shade tolerant, I experimented it in full shade area and still perform well! It is very compact which it is very good for edging and for ground cover. Good for cut flower, too! 🙂 Mature size is 20cm (H) x 30-45cm (W). There are also same species but different varieties.

Dwarf cranesbill(Geranium × cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’)

Dwarf cranesbill(Geranium × cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’)


Dwarf cranesbill(Geranium × cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’) Basical as dwarf cranesbill (Geranium × cantabrigiense ‘Westray’) but flowers in lighter pink. Also great! It all depends on what colour do you need to go with your existing plants or design.

Cranesbill Geranium (Geranium ‘Rozanne’)

Cranesbill Geranium (Geranium ‘Rozanne’)


Another one I like a lot for its long blooming time is:
Cranesbill Geranium (Geranium ‘Rozanne’) Feels like once it is awaken in spring it will not stop flowering until frost! Great to go with garden mainly in evergreen trees and shrub for bight but mutual colour. Even though it is neither evergreen nor fragrant but it is showy and reliable perennial! This performs better in full sun location.

This genus is very easy to propagate by stem cuttings, layering or dividing the plant in early spring or late summer.

我喜歡該屬的幾種多年生草花,除了以上照片的兩種品種外(因其常綠,耐蔭,全株有香氣,可作切花花材),另一種是Cranesbill Geranium (Geranium ‘Rozanne’),雖不是常綠也不耐蔭,更無香氣,也不能當切花,可是它的超長開花期就是很吸引人種它的! 有點蔓生匍匐的莖上有開不斷的花..很適合種常綠樹木或灌木來平衡顏色. 這品種不耐蔭,試過種在半日照處可是表現不佳. 最好是全日照.

Purple robe Locust (Robinia x ambigua ‘Idahoensis’) 香花槐

Purple robe Locust (Robinia  x ambigua ‘Idahoensis’) 香花槐 A young tree. 香花槐的小樹.

Purple robe Locust (Robinia x ambigua ‘Idahoensis’) 香花槐 A young tree. 香花槐的小樹.

Robinia (Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Purple Robe’) 香花槐

 

Purple robe Locust (Robinia  x ambigua ‘Idahoensis’) --flower clusters   香花槐 -- 香花槐的花串.

Purple robe Locust (Robinia x ambigua ‘Idahoensis’) –flower clusters 香花槐 — 香花槐的花串.

Purple robe Locust (Robinia  x ambigua ‘Idahoensis’) --flower clusters and branches   香花槐 -- 香花槐的花串與枝葉

Purple robe Locust (Robinia x ambigua ‘Idahoensis’) –flower clusters and branches 香花槐 — 香花槐的花串與枝葉

Purple robe Locust (Robinia  x ambigua ‘Idahoensis’) --flower clusters and branches   香花槐 -- 香花槐的花串與枝葉

Purple robe Locust (Robinia x ambigua ‘Idahoensis’) –flower clusters and branches 香花槐 — 香花槐的花串與枝葉

 

Very attractive, fast growing large tree with large clusters of deep rosy, purple fragrant flowers in late spring to early summer and can flower once in fall.  In warm region it can flower every season.  It will not produce viable seeds so less mess and weeding to do.   This tree is very hardy, easy to grow and care.   Pea family.    Purple robe locust a.k.a. Idaho locust or Robinia x ambigua ‘Idahoensis‘ is form of the Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia).

Best in full sun location.  USDA Zones: 5-9.   Tolerant cold or hot climate and dry soil.    You can propagate it easily by green wood cuttings, root cuttings or grafting.  Mature height is around 30′-40′ x 20′ width, suitable for large garden or park.

豆科的很漂亮的,生長速度快的大型開花樹,開紅紫色的花串,有香味.     在溫帶地區春末夏初時是主要開花期,秋天照顧好的話能再開一次,溫暖的地區則能每季都開.    該樹種無法有性繁殖,但容易用無性繁殖:新枝,根插等方法都能繁殖.  成熟株高30呎到40呎高,20呎寬.   全日照.    抗病蟲害也抗污染.  耐寒也耐熱耐旱.  適合大花園或公園的用樹.