Pyreneal cranesbill

Geranium pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis'

Pyreneal cranesbill - Geranium pyrenaicum  'Bill Wallis'

Common Name: Pyreneal cranesbill
Genus: Geranium
Species: pyrenaicum
Cultivar: 'Bill Wallis'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Long flowering period

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May to October

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

Small but striking rich purple flowers are held on long purple-tinged stems for a long period throughout summer and autumn on this sprawling semi-evergreen cranesbill. It makes an ideal low maintenance groundcover for sun or shade where it will self-seed freely if left unattended. Particularly effective when planted in wild gardens where it can be left to colonise and spread.

  • Garden care: Some protection from severe frosts may be necessary during winter using a framework of canes surrounded with fleece and stuffed with straw or bracken. Container grown plants should be placed in a cool sheltered site such as a cold greenhouse or cold frame.

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