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Anyone know what this plant is please?

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SecretSix Sun 26-Nov-17 14:58:59

A neighbour kindly gave me lots of plants when I was making a new border, and I’ve remembered most of them but not this.

It’s grown quite large, flopped all over the plant next to it, and hasn’t flowered as far as I can recall.

What do I do with it? It’s not dying off in the frost, but do i cut it back now? It’s growing new leaves from its centre.

AlternativeTentacle Sun 26-Nov-17 15:00:03

That is a hardy geranium. You can cut the dead or dying leaves back now.

Laska5772 Sun 26-Nov-17 15:01:24

yes geranium.. it will have small flowers - probably purple - and come back each year

timeismovingon Sun 26-Nov-17 15:02:57

Yes, looks like Johnsons Blue to me:

www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/95458/i-Geranium-i-Johnson-s-Blue/Details

As Alternative said cut it right back to the ground now. Wear gloves though as it's fairly common to get a bit of a rash from geraniums.

SecretSix Sun 26-Nov-17 16:28:28

Thanks! I wonder why it didn't flower?

Laska5772 Sun 26-Nov-17 19:15:08

if it was new in, it may have just been establishing a root system.. I expect it will next year.. they can grow quite big, but if its the first year i wouldn't cut it back .. )

handslikecowstits Thu 30-Nov-17 10:28:19

I have Johnson's Blue in my garden. It didn't flower this year because I transplanted in the spring. It will flower next year.

I recently cut mine back as the leaves were going brown. This is normal. Geraniums are very hardy plants and the bees love them. Your plant will look great next summer.

SecretSix Mon 04-Dec-17 15:03:37

Thanks, sorry for the delay in replying again ☺️

SecretSix Sat 02-Jun-18 22:00:20

A while ago now...it has burst into flower. I’m not sure it’s worth all the space it takes up! I’ve got a small tree peony behind it and it’s drowning.

EeeSheWasThin Sat 02-Jun-18 22:01:55

Those flowers are blue! Look very purple in the photo.

JT05 Sun 03-Jun-18 08:31:31

You will get a long flowering season from it, so I’d just prune off the leaves that cover the Peony.
I like this type of geranium, they often fill the gaps when there are few flowers in the garden.

SecretSix Sun 03-Jun-18 09:27:23

Thanks. Border is a bit packed, I’ll see how it goes.

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