Geranium 'Striatum Akaton'

Geranium 'Striatum Akaton'

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Geranium 'Striatum Akaton'

1 bare root — £5.95

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Orders placed before 1 March 2023
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Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
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Description

If you’re looking for a white flower with a bit of added intrigue, splashy Geranium pratense 'Striatum Akaton' makes for a strong candidate. While the predominantly white flowers act as starry spotlights, the cheeky violet flecks and stripes on the petals make it a whole lot more fun and interesting. Breezy and carefree, this easy-going upright variety with wonderful wafting stems brings a soft, airy feel to the space!

Happy in sun or shade, Geraniums have long been loved for their unfussy nature and ability to perk up virtually any spot. Once established, Geranium pratense 'Striatum Akaton' form a cushion of soft green leaves, gradually increasing in size over the years to pad out its space. Low maintenance and drought tolerant, this hardy perennial looks after itself for most of the year – perfect if you’re busy with other things!

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Drought tolerant

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Geranium pratense 'Striatum Akaton'

  • Flower colour

    Purple, white

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    50-70cm

  • Plant spacing

    10 plants per m2

  • Habit

    Spreading
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered
    Exposed

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Ground cover
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Wildlife gardens
    Large containers
    Coastal gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Dry

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Clay
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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