Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'

Hardy geranium

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






Skill level


Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'

Plant details

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' is a fantastic cranesbill geranium, bearing masses of large, dark-veined, lavender-blue flowers that fade to pearl grey as they mature. It's an informal-looking, slightly sprawling plant that looks best when allowed to spread – it's an excellent choice for groundcover. Perfect for a cottage garden or informal border, it works well with old fashioned roses. Its blooms are a magnet for bees. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Grow Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' in moist but well-drained soil in sun to partial shade. Cut plants back after flowering to encourage a second flush of blooms.

Family: Geraniaceae

Genus: Geranium

Cultivar: Johnson's Blue

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Lavender

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Dry, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 30cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

Flowering period: May to August

Reader reviews


Great little Flower...
Geranium "Johnsons Blue" Hardy Geranium.
Ah real plesure for any gardener who likes flowers in abundance and a plesure to see in your garden and comes in lots of colours.
John McVicar
High Ruchill

But every gardener has Her/His preferances, some of Us have many, and even more of Us like most flowering plants, and that's what ties us in together as Gardeners.

flowering rose

grows very well in my clay soil and can make many plants from one. lovely grown on mass and makes a bright spot in the border.very hardy.

Jan Wright

Yes I am a big fan of cranesbills. Johnsons Blue is one of my favourites - such a bright blue, lights up a shady spot. It spreads well and very hardy - a good all rounder, a must for the garden!


Grows well in my clay soil. Planted underneath choysia Sundance which compliments it well.

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