Geranium traversii

Geranium traversii photographed at Inverewe Gardens, Poolewe, Scotland, UK

Geranium traversii is an attractive low-growing herbaceous perennial. The green, basal leaves are round, 1–3 in (2.5–7.5 cm) diameter, and are cut into 5 to 7 lobes. The flowers are white or pink. Elegans is the usual form seen in gardens, and has pink flowers. Fairly hardy in the UK.

Geranium traversii is found on coastal rocks in the Chatham Islands, to the east of New Zealand. This is a good garden plant, easily cultivated in the UK, although it is not fully hardy. Hybrids with Geranium sessiliflorum and Geranium endressii are available.

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