GERANIUM

Commonly known as Cranesbill

Genus of about 300 species of annuals, perennials and herbaceous, semi-evergreen, and evergreen, sometimes tuberous perennials widely distributed throughout temperate regions.

Pelargoniums, including those with the scented leaves, mainly evergreen, and hailing in the main from South Africa are commonly, and always will be incorrectly known as geraniums. The blazing-red geraniums in clay pots outside a thousand cottages throughout England are pelargoniums but will remain as geraniums and will remain as red.

Long-lived, undemanding geraniums, or cranesbills, can be the mainstay of any garden providing forms for rockeries, ground cover, wild gardens and borders.

Of the dozen or so native species G. pratense, meadow cranesbill with its large, blue flowers is the most well-known. It is found on chalk and in limestone areas of the UK.

Further Reading....
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Annuals, biennials, semi evergreen and evergreen perennials.
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - pratense - nectar and pollen for insects. Margery Fish, creator of the Grade 1 listed garden at East Lambrook Manor, Somerset - "if in doubt, plant a geranium"
    Pests & Diseases
    Vine weevil, slugs, snails. Viruses, downy mildew. Powdery mildew in dry conditions.
    Place of origin
    Throughout temperate regions.
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Grow smaller species and hybrids in humus rich, well drained soil in full sun.
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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GERANIUM 'Ann Folkard'

GERANIUM 'Ann Folkard'

Cranesbill

magenta flowers with dark eye and veins

 
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£13.50 each 
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GERANIUM 'Brookside'

GERANIUM 'Brookside'

Cranesbill

even larger blue flowers than 'Johnson's Blue'

 
GERANIUM himalayense

GERANIUM himalayense

Cranesbill

(grandiflorum) - violet-blue flowers

 
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Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
GERANIUM 'Johnson's Blue'

GERANIUM 'Johnson's Blue'

Cranesbill

bright blue

 
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GERANIUM 'Jolly Jewel Salmon'

GERANIUM 'Jolly Jewel Salmon'

Cranesbill

bright salmon-orange flowers with dark centres and veining. Floriferous over many months

 
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Available Early Spring 2023 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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GERANIUM macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety'

GERANIUM macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety'

Balkan cranesbill

soft lilac-pink

 
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GERANIUM macrorrhizum 'White-Ness'

GERANIUM macrorrhizum 'White-Ness'

Cranesbill

white flowers. Rhubarb-scented leaves

 
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GERANIUM maderense

GERANIUM maderense

Cranesbill

biennial with cerise pink flowers borne freely on wiry stems

 
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£15.50 each 
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Not available until May 2022 -
GERANIUM nodosum

GERANIUM nodosum

Cranesbill

rhizomatous clump-forming perennial with purplish-pink flowers in loose clumps

 
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Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
GERANIUM nodosum 'Silverwood'

GERANIUM nodosum 'Silverwood'

Cranesbill

pure white flowers, floriferous and tough

 
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GERANIUM x oxonianum 'A.T. Johnson'

GERANIUM x oxonianum 'A.T. Johnson'

Cranesbill

silver pink

 
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GERANIUM x oxonianum 'Wargrave Pink'

GERANIUM x oxonianum 'Wargrave Pink'

Cranesbill

clear salmon-pink

 
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GERANIUM palmatum

GERANIUM palmatum

Cranesbill

crimson centred purple-pink flowers on flowering stems with purple hairs

 
£15.50 each 
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Not available until May 2022 -
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GERANIUM 'Patricia'

Cranesbill

bright pink flowers with black centres

 
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GERANIUM phaeum

GERANIUM phaeum

Dusky cranesbill, Mourning widow

white centred purple-black, maroon or violet-blue flowers

 
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GERANIUM phaeum 'Album'

GERANIUM phaeum 'Album'

Dusky cranesbill, Mourning widow

pure white

 
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GERANIUM pratense 'Cloud Nine'

GERANIUM pratense 'Cloud Nine'

Meadow cranesbill

semi-double mauve-lavender flower with darker veining

 
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Not available until May 2022 -
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GERANIUM pratense 'Mrs Kendall Clark'

GERANIUM pratense 'Mrs Kendall Clark'

Meadow cranesbill

pastel lilac

 
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GERANIUM pratense 'Purple Ghost'

GERANIUM pratense 'Purple Ghost'

Meadow cranesbill

dark purple foliage with constrasting white flowers right through summer

 
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Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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GERANIUM renardii

GERANIUM renardii

Cranesbill

silvery foliage, white flowers, veined violet

 
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£13.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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GERANIUM x riversleaianum 'Russell Prichard'

GERANIUM x riversleaianum 'Russell Prichard'

Cranesbill

sharp toothed leaves and deep magenta flowers over a long period

 
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GERANIUM 'Rozanne'

GERANIUM 'Rozanne'

Cranesbill

RHS PLANT OF THE CENTENARY. This tall growing variety has a very long flowering season. Upward facing blue flowers with paler centres

 
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GERANIUM sanguineum

GERANIUM sanguineum

Bloody cranesbill

magenta red

 
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GERANIUM sanguineum 'Album'

GERANIUM sanguineum 'Album'

Bloody cranesbill

white flowers over many weeks

 
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GERANIUM sanguineum 'Striatum'

GERANIUM sanguineum 'Striatum'

Bloody cranesbill

shell-pink flowers with darker veining

 
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GERANIUM 'Storm Chaser'

Cranesbill

lilac flowers with a dramatic dark magenta purple eye. Good ground cover in shade

 
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GERANIUM wallichianum 'Buxton's Variety'

GERANIUM wallichianum 'Buxton's Variety'

Cranesbill

compact habit. Sky blue flowers have white centres

 
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£13.50 each 
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