Cranesbill

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'

Cranesbill - Geranium  'Johnson's Blue'

Common Name: Cranesbill
Genus: Geranium
Cultivar: 'Johnson's Blue'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
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: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May to August

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

Deep lavender-blue saucer-shaped flowers appear in early summer among deeply divided mid-green leaves. The loose clusters of lavender-blue flowers become paler at the centre look lovely weaving in and out of the front of a mixed border or at the base of flowering shrubs. This geranium rapidly forms a dense carpet of foliage valuable for suppressing weeds and if cut back after flowering will usually produce a second flush of flowers later in the summer.

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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