Herb Robert | Geranium robertianum

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1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)

Discover the enchanting Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum) for a burst of natural beauty in your garden! Adorned with delicate pink blooms, this resilient wildflower adds a touch of elegance to any space. Thriving in various conditions, Herb Robert is a low-maintenance choice for vibrant landscapes. Loved by pollinators, it attracts bees and butterflies effortlessly.

Transform your outdoor haven with the charm of Herb Robert. Shop now and let your garden bloom with the allure of this delightful wildflower


Botanical Information: Herb Robert

Meet Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum), a charming wildflower that’s easy to spot with its dainty pink flowers and deeply lobed leaves. Standing at around 20 to 40 centimetres (8 to 16 inches) tall, it’s like having a small burst of colour in the wild. The leaves have a distinctive smell, sometimes described as a mix of geraniums and spices, making it easy to identify even before you see the flowers.


It is a versatile plant, and you can find it in various spots. It loves hanging out in woodlands, hedgerows, and even at the edges of gardens. It’s not too fussy about where it grows, but it does prefer spots with a bit of shade. You might also spot it peeking out from cracks in walls or rocky areas. This little wildflower is like a nature explorer, popping up in different places!

In the wild, you might come across this geranium creating a carpet of pink amidst the greenery, adding a touch of beauty to the natural landscape.

Benefits to Wildlife

Now, here’s where Herb Robert becomes a superhero for wildlife. Bees and butterflies absolutely love it! The pink flowers are like a buffet of nectar for these little pollinators, helping them refuel. As they visit the flowers, they unintentionally become superheroes themselves by carrying pollen from one flower to another, aiding in the process of making seeds.

Herb Robert is also a favourite among insects. Its leaves provide a cosy spot for insects to hang out, creating a mini-hotel for them. Birds might even find these insects tasty, making Herb Robert a cool spot for a wildlife snack bar.

Conservation Status in the UK

Great news – Herb Robert is not facing any major conservation issues in the United Kingdom. It’s doing pretty well in the wild! While it might not be on the endangered list, understanding its role in supporting wildlife  is crucial. Conservation efforts often focus on preserving the health of woodlands and hedgerows, recognizing that native plants like Herb Robert play a part in maintaining the balance of these environments.

By appreciating and protecting these areas, we indirectly contribute to the well-being of Herb Robert and the many other living things that call these places home.

Ease of Growing

If you’re thinking about bringing a bit of Herb Robert magic to your garden, here’s the best part – it’s super easy to grow! You can start it from seeds in well-drained soil, and it doesn’t mind whether it’s sunny or a bit shady. It’s like having a little buddy in your garden that doesn’t need much fussing over.

Herb Robert is also quite adaptable. It can handle different soil types and doesn’t get grumpy if you forget to water it for a bit. It’s the kind of plant that grows happily without demanding too much attention, making it a perfect choice for both new and experienced gardeners.

This delicate geranium is a delightful and easy-going wildflower that adds a touch of pink joy to the outdoors. With its charming flowers, adaptability, and positive impact on wildlife, Herb Robert is a star in the plant world. Whether spotted in the wild or cultivated in a garden, this wildflower invites us to appreciate the beauty and resilience of nature. Embrace the charm of Herb Robert, and let your garden flourish with the elegance of this captivating wildflower.

More Information

Edible Wild Food

The Wildlife Trusts

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