Cranesbill

Geranium clarkei 'Kashmir White'

Cranesbill - Geranium clarkei  'Kashmir White'

Common Name: Cranesbill
Genus: Geranium
Species: clarkei
Cultivar: 'Kashmir White'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Delicate white saucer-shaped flowers with pale lilac veins appear in late summer among very finely cut mid-green leaves. This hardy geranium is less vigorous than 'Kashmir Purple' but will spread to form large drifts that will help to smother weeds. Low maintenance and long flowering it looks particularly effective planted in a sunny cottage garden at the front of a herbaceous border or at the foot of roses.

  • Garden care: In midsummer rejuvenate plants that are beginning to look jaded by removing old flowered stems and leaves. Lift and divide large colonies in spring.

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