Plant database entry for Hardy Geranium (Geranium sessiliflorum ‘Nigricans’) with 2 images and 24 data details. Description and images of Geranium sessiliflorum (Core-core de flores cortas), a native Chilean plant, provided by the supplier of native exotic Chilean seeds. Ever so useful this rare black-leaved Geranium stays compact & tidy year around so its ideal for adding color contrast to mixed containers it wont take over.

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From the Greek geranos ‘crane’, the fruit of the plant resembling the head and beak of this bird, hence the common name cranesbill.

Geranium sessiliflorum subsp. novae-zelandiae ‘Nigricans’

Mainly found in sand country – usually in dune swales or on shallowly sloping beaches. Sometimes on or near rock outcrops or within peaty soils near seepages or within coastal turfs. All parts softly and finely pilose. Leaves orbicular, closely lobed, divided at base, unusually appressed to the ground, petioles and peduncles tinged with purple, blade pale glaucous grey.


Most similar to G. The flowers appear to be smaller. A poorly known taxon whose exact status requires further clarification. It does, however, appear to be distinct from the other variants now included in G.

Easily grown from seed.

An excellent pot plant. Does well in full sun in a free draining substrate.

Hardy Geranium (Geranium sessiliflorum ‘Nigricans’) in the Geraniums Database –

However, may yet qualify for a listing of Naturally Uncommon as it is never that common at any particular location and yet occupies a large sessilifloeum. Possibly at risk in its preferred sand dune habitats from the spread of marram grass Ammophila arenaria.

Allan treats G. Fiordland plants appear to match G.

Taxonomic revision of Geranium sections Andina and Chilensia Geraniaceae. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 1: Phylogenetic relationships of Geranium species indigenous to New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany Plant life Request a course Module 2: Flora Search – Flora details. This report includes a statistical summary and brief notes on changes since and replaces all previous NZTCS lists yeranium vascular plants.


Norton and Rodney A.

Geranium sessiliflorum Nigrican – The Beth Chatto Gardens

The National Vegetation Survey NVS Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94, vegetation survey plots – including data from over 19, permanent plots. Where To Buy Not commercially available. Taxonomic notes Allan treats G.

Attribution Fact Sheet prepared by P. References and further reading Aedo, C. Flora of New Zealand.