Cranesbill

Geranium maderense

Cranesbill - Geranium maderense

Common Name: Cranesbill
Genus: Geranium
Species: maderense

Category: Houseplants
Features: Long flowering period

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

Flowering Period: June to August

Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

  • Soil: Fertile well-drained soil
  • Rate of Growth: Average

    An architectural cranesbill with a stout succulent stem and huge glossy leaves arising from a rosette to 100cm. This is the true plant from Madeira raised from seed and culminating in a dazzling display of hundreds of large reddish-mauve flowers with darker veining. Monocarpic (dies after flowering) and not hardy but will happily seed around in frost-free conditions.

  • Garden Care: Protect from frost during winter with a framework of twigs or canes covered in fleece and stuffed with straw or bracken. If container grown place in a sheltered cool position and restrict watering during the coldest months. Collect seed after flowering to maintain stock.

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