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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 15 to 18 inches (38-45cm)
Plant Spread: 15 to 18 inches (38-45cm)
Flowers: Showy
Other: flowers have five petals; cut plants back almost all the way to the ground after flowering
Flower Color: Other: Salmon pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Other: May bloom throughout summer in cooler summer climates.
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Self-seeding
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division
Other: Take semi-ripe cuttings during the late summer when growth has slowed and plant stems have become firmer.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: Mid Summer
By Joy
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Location: PennsylvaniaDate: 2019-05-30Geranium x oxonianum 'Wargrave Pink'
By AudreyDee
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Location: my garden zone 7b NCDate: 2012-05-29
By sandnsea2
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Location: KALAMA WA
By Joy
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2021-07-15
By kniphofia
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Location: KALAMA WA
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2006-09-02
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2021-06-12
By kniphofia
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2021-06-12
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2014-06-12
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Location: KALAMA WA
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Comments:
Posted by Paintedtrillium (Southern Maine - Zone 6a) on Jul 19, 2021 12:05 PM

Just a clarification on the color….G. endressi 'Wargrave Pink' has petals of a light salmon pink RHSCC Red Group 55B, though a little bluer at the extreme edge in young flowers; towards the tips a slightly darker network of veins is visible. The petals change color with age only slightly…. Because of its colour it is best planted away from more pinkish geraniums." Peter F. Yeo, Hardy Geraniums, 2nd. Ed., p. 62.

One can actually do an Internet search of RHSCC 55B and see examples of some flowers with that beautiful light salmon pink color.

So…my plant is not light salmon pink despite being marketed as G. endressi 'Wargrave Pink'. It is a heavily veined and very pretty light pink. I would still appreciate finding the original light salmon pink.

Update: I think the photos posted by kniphofia best match the light salmon pink color desbribed by Dr. Yeo. :)

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Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On April 28, 2016 Obtained plant
from trade; division
lovesblooms On June 12, 2015 Plant emerged
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transplanted 3x bareroots
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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