Suggestions please

Castelnau RB Pyrenée, France(Zone 8a)

I have a spot that is very prominent - where people will see it as they enter the property - where I would like to grow a hardy geranium that will give as long a flowering period as possible and, also preferably have good autumn colour.
It is high at the top of a bank, so we'll look up into it, and also it can sprawl down the bank.

It is under a tree, so will be dry and good drainage, but it gets a lot of sun as the tree is tall with a narrow head.

Does anyone have any ideas please?

Bolton, Greater Manc, United Kingdom(Zone 8a)

yes philomel try Wlassovianum. I t has everything that you are looking for. good ground cover, long flowering period. Beautiful spring and autumn foliage and will grow well in your condiitons. It has a strikingly intense purple colour and against the green leaves is very beautiful.

Bolton, Greater Manc, United Kingdom(Zone 8a)

sorry it should say against the dark green leaves it can look beautiful ;)

Castelnau RB Pyrenée, France(Zone 8a)

Brilliant, thanks so much psilo.
Is it one I can grow from seed and if so do you have any for sale please?

Bolton, Greater Manc, United Kingdom(Zone 8a)

Well philomel, there lies a mystery. This is a species and is supposed to set seed. ( so people tell me) however I have grown several of these plants and never managed to collect any and I have never seen the seed for sale. It is easy enough to pick up at nurseries around the UK though I should imagine though you may struggle to find it in france.
If you need to grow something from seed then aspodoloides and maybe nodosum may fit your bill but they dont colour up like wlassovianum does. I do have both of these for sale on my website.

Castelnau RB Pyrenée, France(Zone 8a)

I'll ahve a think about that then and a look around - must pop over to your website - and see what I can find. I was rather hoping to find something the would do from seed as there's quite an area to cover one way and another lol.

What about wallichianum? That prefers it wetter I suppose?

Castelnau RB Pyrenée, France(Zone 8a)

PS off out to a French class now, will be back later :)

Bolton, Greater Manc, United Kingdom(Zone 8a)

wet yes but it doesnt like too much direct sunlight.. It would be ok though if you grew it amongst other lush plants so that its roots were cooler. For ablue colour to mingle with the pink you could always try collinum which will seed and provide some interesting offspring.

Bolton, Greater Manc, United Kingdom(Zone 8a)

Forgot to add that collinum makes quite a large spread and has pink and blue flowers depending on the age of the flower.

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