PO Box 567
Lilydale, Vic 3140
Phone (03) 9735 3831

Erodium variabile 'Bishops Form'

Large Pink Storksbill

Plant Type Rockery
Flower Colour Pink
Leaf Shape Ovate - small
Leaf Colour Grey/green
Sun/Shade Part-full sun
Climate Min Cool temperate
Climate Max Sub trop
Drought No
Coastal Second level
Frost Moderate
Native Exotic
Flower Months Nov-Mar


Erodiums (or Storksbills as they are commonly called) are attractive but slow growing rockery plants.  They are closely related to the geraniums and this variety is a naturally occurring hybrid of E. corsicum x E. reichardii that comes from southern Europe.  It is easy to grow preferring part to full sun in a well drained soil.  The plant likes to be kept slightly dry during the winter but will respond to a moist root run in the summer months. It will grow to 20 cm itall with a spread of around 45cm.  

‘Bishop’s Form’ has pretty striped pink flowers which occur over most of the year.  The foliage is a nice soft green and the plant will form an attractive mat over time.  regular applications of  Seasol and PowerFeed will keep it looking its best and growing well.  It looks great in patio pots, in rockeries or in front of a small formal perennial border.  Plant with Helianthemum ‘Ben Fahda’, in front of a row of  Sisyrinchium ‘Devon Skies’ or Diascia ‘Red Ace’ for an attractive mix of form and colour.


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