How to get rid of herb robert

Geranium robertianum

Geranium robertianum

What is herb robert

Geranium robertianum, also known as herb robert, is a common annual or biennial weed with pink flowers on red-tinted stems. It flowers from spring to autumn. The deeply divided leaves have a pungent odour.

Herb robert grows in partially shady conditions such as woods, hedgerows, along walls and under garden plants.

Robertskruid of Geranium robertianium
Spent flowers                                               Flowers of herb robert

How to get rid of herb robert

Herb robert has a tendency to self-seed abundantly. If left to grow unchecked, it may become invasive. Remove the plant before flowering occurs. It has shallow roots. So it’s easy to pull up. Alternatively, Hoe off seedlings regularly.