This plant attracts the following butterflies:



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Brimstone. 16 September 2000.

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Brimstone. My previous garden in Wiltshire. 7 August 1999.


This is the Geranium, so often found on market stalls and in garden centres during May.

The only butterfly that I've ever seen on a Geranium is the Brimstone, but that is a good enough reason to grow Geraniums as far as I'm concerned. I saw a Brimstone on a red Geranium amongst the summer bedding display in Marlborough, Wiltshire in August 2002.

It's possible to keep the plants over the winter by hanging them up in a garage or shed.

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Plant Type: tender perennial

Flowers in summer

Height: 25-45cm
Spread: 25-45cm

This page last updated April 19, 2004