Geranium X Magnificum – Hardy Cranesbill (1 litre)
Cranesbill are a hardy clump forming semi-evergreen geranium: with over 350 varieties, this is a firm favourite which is always popular. Suitable for sun or shade, they can provide colourful ground cover as well as tall types, truly a cottage garden must have plant. If cut back after flowering it will flower twice in the same season. Colours range from all shades of pink to purple, blue and white, and flowers ranging from spring until late summer.
They prefer a moist soil to get established, once established they will tolerate dry, the prefer a fertile soil too.
Once finished flowering, they will start to look really untidy, cut hardback to the new growth, they may flower again after this.
G. magnificum is the lovely blue/purple one. Now this is a hybrid (that’s what the ‘x’ means in its name, but this is the closest garden cultivar there is to the wilds cranesbill, in that it is good for the insects but produces a better show of flowers and is hardier than the wild one so more suited to our gardens.