Armenian cranesbill

Geranium psilostemon

Armenian cranesbill - Geranium psilostemon

Common Name: Armenian cranesbill
Genus: Geranium
Species: psilostemon

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting foliage, Has colourful autumn foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.20 m (120 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.20 m (120 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to August

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

This vigorous Armenian cranesbill produces a mass of shallow cup-shaped vivid magenta flowers with black centres and veins from early to late summer. It quickly forms loose hummocks of deeply cut mid-green leaves which turn a fabulous shade of red in autumn. An excellent plant for the middle of the border.

  • 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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