Cranesbill

Geranium pratense 'Midnight Reiter'

Cranesbill - Geranium pratense  'Midnight Reiter'

Common Name: Cranesbill
Genus: Geranium
Species: pratense
Cultivar: 'Midnight Reiter'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has colourful autumn foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.25 m (25 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.25 m (25 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple
Foliage Colour: PurpleFlowering Period: May to September

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

Dark lilac saucer-shaped flowers appear from May to September among deeply divided deep purple leaves. A brand new introduction from North America this geranium is very compact and the unusual foliage turns lovely autumnal colours. Like all hardy geraniums it is ideal for the front of a sunny border though it can cope with a fairly shady spot and looks at home growing in a deciduous woodland garden.

  • 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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