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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety'

Hardy geranium

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Autumn colour, Flowers



Skill level


Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety'

Plant details

Cranesbill, or hardy geraniums, are perennial border plants with saucer-shaped flowers in shades of pink, purple and blue. They're easy to grow, thrive in shade and flower for months. Geraniums are popular in cottage garden schemes and offer a long season of pollen and nectar for a number of pollinators, particularly bees.

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety' is a particularly lovely cranesbill. It bears pale pink flowers on dark red stems, from June through to October. It's perfect for using as ground cover at the front of borders, and is well suited to growing in pots. It's easy to grow and tolerant of most conditions except waterlogged soil. Suitable for sun or shade. Deadhead spent blooms regularly to prolong flowering.

Family: Geraniaceae

Genus: Geranium

Species: macrorrhizum

Cultivar: Ingwersen's Variety

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Magenta

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Autumn colour, Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 50cm

Spread: 100cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

Flowering period: June to October

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