Geranium oxonianum f. thurstonianum

Hardy geranium

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

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Geranium oxonianum f. thurstonianum

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

Geranium oxonianum f. thurstonianum bears single to double, pink-purple flowers with very narrow petals. It’s perfect for growing at the front of a mixed herbaceous border, or at the base of shrubs such as roses.

Grow Geranium oxonianum f. thurstonianum in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Deadhead spent blooms regularly to prolong flowering.

Family: Geraniaceae

Genus: Geranium

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Pink

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Height: 50cm

Spread: 75cm

Flowering period: July to August

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