Cranesbill

Geranium wallichianum 'Buxton's Variety'

Cranesbill - Geranium wallichianum  'Buxton's Variety'

Common Name: Cranesbill
Genus: Geranium
Species: wallichianum
Cultivar: 'Buxton's Variety'

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.90 m (90 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple, White
Foliage Colour: Green, RedFlowering Period: July to October

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

One of the later-flowering geraniums this has soft blue-mauve flowers with a distinctive splash of white around the centre and deeper purple veins. The flower colour intensifies as the weather gets colder and the plant keeps on flowering until October. The pretty marbled foliage quickly forms dense drifts valuable for suppressing weeds and turns a fabuluous shade of red in autumn.

  • 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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