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Geranium pratense 'Mrs Kendall Clark'

Meadow cranesbill

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Violet

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

This well-loved variety of hardy geranium produces violet-blue flowers with attractive white veining. These appear in early to mid-summer, and will sometimes give a second flush if the plants are cut back hard immediately after the original blooms fade. It is quite a tall plant at around 90cm (3ft) high so some staking may be needed during flowering to keep plants looking tidy. However if neatness isn't the highest priority in the border, it loks wonderful when allowed to flop and ramble into other plants, such as pink roses or silver anthemis. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM) whihc is for plants of outstanding excellence.

Family: Geraniaceae

Genus: Geranium

Species: pratense

Cultivar: Mrs Kendall Clark

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Violet

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: 90cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to divide plants: March to May


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