Geranium 'Ann Folkard'

Hardy geranium

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






Skill level


Geranium 'Ann Folkard'

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 'Ann Folkard' produces purple flowers with black eyes and veins, for months on end. It's perfect for using as ground cover at the front of borders. 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

Cultivar: Ann Folkard

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Magenta

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 50cm

Spread: 100cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

Flowering period: June to September

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patricia Castle

Lovely plant, grows anywhere, spreads herself about. prolific

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