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08/06/2014 at 18:55

Hi, I'm new to gardening but looking to get started. I figured I should first find out what all the plants are in the garden I've inherited. There aren't many, but this one I'm not sure on and can't think what to type into Google to find out. If anyone would be kind enough to help I would be very grateful.


08/06/2014 at 18:58

It's a hardy geranium - a real beauty by the looks of it!   Someone else will likely be able to tell you the cultivar.

08/06/2014 at 19:00

It looks like the one I've inherited here - no idea what it is but it's in lots of gardens round about! I've lifted and chopped loads of it so if anyone wants any...let me know! 

08/06/2014 at 19:02

Definitely hardy geranium, much nicer than the ones I've inherited, lovely

08/06/2014 at 19:02

Possibly Geranium Johnson's Blue - it look very much like it although there are other blue varieties. 

08/06/2014 at 19:11

That's the one my Dad has, and it's quite invasive, but beautiful.

08/06/2014 at 19:14

Your Dad may call it invasive - I just call it a good spreader   He's probably got a tidier garden than me 

08/06/2014 at 19:16

What a gorgeous bed of flowers   Lucky you!!

08/06/2014 at 19:30

it looks like Geranium magnificum, what a beautiful show!

08/06/2014 at 19:57

That's what it is, I kept thinking grandiflorum which I ggogled and found non existent.

Magnificum is the word

08/06/2014 at 20:03

08/06/2014 at 20:13

welcome to the ID team pandp

08/06/2014 at 20:25

I'm not goosd at remembering names, nut, but is this what I call the common cranesbill (the one everyone has that grows prolifically) - if so it will not flower again this year once it has finished.

My Johnsons Blue is taller than that.

08/06/2014 at 20:28

I think that only flowering once is the big let down on this one gg. Though grown hard it does lovely autumn colour.

I think it's a very old garden plant, before all the new introductions

08/06/2014 at 20:43

The best one for my book is Rozanne - it flowers all summer until the frost gets it!


08/06/2014 at 20:49

That's an excellent one. But I like most of them

08/06/2014 at 21:20

Stunning! I have a much smaller one, it always does me proud.

08/06/2014 at 21:20

I planted one last year,and it is beautiful.Love the Colour, will be looking to spread it At the back end.

08/06/2014 at 21:47

I think I might look into getting one of these,they're beautiful and I do love a plant that doesn't need wrapping in cotton wool  I'm assuming most good GCs stock them

08/06/2014 at 22:01

Maybe fishy, it's an old one and I haven't seenit in GCs lately. The one potsand pansies mentioned, Rozanne, has a longer flowering season.

All the hardy geraniums are pretty tough, If you buy them in flower you can see what you're getting.

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