This outstanding cranesbill starts flowering in late spring, and forms dense weed smothering mats of foliage, which in autumn take on lovely crimson and orange tints. It thrives in sun or shade, making it ideal for ground cover under shrubs or roses, and associates well with strongly shaped perennials, such as bergenia, and spring bulbs such as narcissi or bluebells. Plant it in front of clumps of spring bulbs to hide their foliage while it does down. Plants spread slowly by means of fat rhizomes that push themselves out of the ground, so top dress plants in spring.
Plant type: Hardy perennial
Flower colour: Pink
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Feature: Autumn colour, Flowers
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist
Skill level: Beginner
Time to plant seeds: March to May
Time to divide plants: March to May
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