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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

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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Buy Varieties of GERANIUM

GERANIUM 'Ann Folkard'   AWARD

GERANIUM 'Ann Folkard'  >


Commonly known as: Cranesbill.
Magenta flowers with dark eye and veins
Multibuy Any 3+ £10 each
£12.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

GERANIUM 'Brookside'   AWARD

GERANIUM 'Brookside'  >


Commonly known as: Cranesbill.
Even larger blue flowers than 'Johnson's Blue'
Multibuy Any 3+ £10 each
£12.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

GERANIUM himalayense

GERANIUM himalayense  >


Commonly known as: Cranesbill.
(grandiflorum) - violet-blue flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ £10 each
£12.50 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

GERANIUM 'Johnson's Blue'

GERANIUM 'Johnson's Blue'  >


Commonly known as: Cranesbill.
Bright blue
Multibuy Any 3+ £10 each
£12.50 each
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GERANIUM macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety'  AWARD

GERANIUM macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety'  >


Commonly known as: Balkan cranesbill.
Soft lilac-pink
Multibuy Any 3+ £10 each
£12.50 each
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GERANIUM macrorrhizum 'White-Ness'  AWARD

GERANIUM macrorrhizum 'White-Ness'  >


Commonly known as: Cranesbill.
White flowers. Rhubarb-scented leaves
Multibuy Any 3+ £10 each
£12.50 each
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GERANIUM maderense   AWARD

GERANIUM maderense  >


Commonly known as: Cranesbill.
Biennial with cerise pink flowers borne freely on wiry stems
Multibuy Any 3+ for £4.00 each
Free delivery on this item.
Seeds £5.00 packet
£14.50 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.

GERANIUM nodosum

GERANIUM nodosum  >


Commonly known as: Cranesbill.
Rhizomatous clump-forming perennial with purplish-pink flowers in loose clumps
Multibuy Any 3+ £10 each
£12.50 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

GERANIUM x oxonianum 'A.T. Johnson'  AWARD

GERANIUM x oxonianum 'A.T. Johnson'  >


Commonly known as: Cranesbill.
Silver pink
Multibuy Any 3+ £10 each
£12.50 each
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Available again FEBRUARY 2021 - fresh stock in late winter/early spring

GERANIUM x oxonianum 'Wargrave Pink'

GERANIUM x oxonianum 'Wargrave Pink'  >


Commonly known as: Cranesbill.
Clear salmon-pink
Multibuy Any 3+ £10 each
£12.50 each
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GERANIUM palmatum   AWARD

GERANIUM palmatum  >


Commonly known as: Cranesbill.
Crimson centred purple-pink flowers on flowering stems with purple hairs
£14.50 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.

GERANIUM phaeum

GERANIUM phaeum  >


Commonly known as: Dusky cranesbill, Mourning widow.
White centred purple-black, maroon or violet-blue flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ £10 each
£12.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

GERANIUM phaeum 'Album'

GERANIUM phaeum 'Album'  >


Commonly known as: Dusky cranesbill, Mourning widow.
Pure white
Multibuy Any 3+ £10 each
£12.50 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

GERANIUM pratense 'Cloud Nine'

GERANIUM pratense 'Cloud Nine'  >


Commonly known as: Meadow cranesbill.
Semi-double mauve-lavender flower with darker veining
Multibuy Any 3+ £10 each
£12.50 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.

GERANIUM pratense 'Mrs Kendall Clark'  AWARD

GERANIUM pratense 'Mrs Kendall Clark'  >


Commonly known as: Meadow cranesbill.
Pastel lilac
Multibuy Any 3+ £10 each
£12.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

GERANIUM pratense 'Purple Ghost'

GERANIUM pratense 'Purple Ghost'  >


Commonly known as: Meadow cranesbill.
Dark purple foliage with constrasting white flowers right through summer
Multibuy Any 3+ £10 each
£12.50 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

GERANIUM renardii   AWARD

GERANIUM renardii  >


Commonly known as: Cranesbill.
Silvery foliage, white flowers, veined violet
Multibuy Any 3+ £10 each
£12.50 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

GERANIUM x riversleaianum 'Russell Prichard'   AWARD

GERANIUM x riversleaianum 'Russell Prichard'  >


Commonly known as: Cranesbill.
Sharp toothed leaves and deep magenta flowers over a long period
Multibuy Any 3+ £10 each
£12.50 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

GERANIUM 'Rozanne'   AWARD

GERANIUM 'Rozanne'  >


Commonly known as: Cranesbill.
RHS PLANT OF THE CENTENARY. This tall growing variety has a very long flowering season. Upward facing blue flowers with paler centres
Multibuy Any 3+ £10 each
£12.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

GERANIUM sanguineum

GERANIUM sanguineum  >


Commonly known as: Bloody cranesbill.
Magenta red
Multibuy Any 3+ £10 each
£12.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

GERANIUM sanguineum 'Album'  AWARD

GERANIUM sanguineum 'Album'  >


Commonly known as: Bloody cranesbill.
White flowers over many weeks
Multibuy Any 3+ £10 each
£12.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

GERANIUM sanguineum 'Striatum'  AWARD

GERANIUM sanguineum 'Striatum'  >


Commonly known as: Bloody cranesbill.
Shell-pink flowers with darker veining
Multibuy Any 3+ £10 each
£12.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

GERANIUM wallichianum 'Buxton's Variety'

GERANIUM wallichianum 'Buxton's Variety'  >


Commonly known as: Cranesbill.
Compact habit. Sky blue flowers have white centres
Multibuy Any 3+ £10 each
£12.50 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

Useful extras...

Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Plant & Border Supports
Scalloped Border Restraint
These gently scalloped restraints are ideal for holding back plants at the front of your border, giving a natural looking hold.
2 options from £27.00

Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Plant & Border Supports
Curved border restraints
The border restraints are made from sturdy, solid 6mm galvanised steel wire and powder coated dark olive green, available in a variety of sizes providing strong plant support to stop plants falling across lawns and paths
4 options from £14.50

Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Plant & Border Supports
Link stakes
Link stakes plant supports are made from dark olive-green powder coated galvanised steel wire (up to 6mm thick), merge seemlessly into the background.
8 options from £17.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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