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Geranium psilostemon

Armenian cranesbill

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Magenta

Feature

Autumn colour, Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Frederic Didillon, copyright GAP Photos (302744)

Plant details

The bright magenta black-eyed flowers of this eye-catching cranesbill liven up the garden in the gap between the last of the spring bulbs and the first of the roses. Although the flowering season is fairly short, in mid-summer, this species has superb deeply divided foliage which makes a good background for later summer flowers. In autumn they turn fiery red and team well with autumnal fruits or berries. A good plant for a cottage garden or herbaceous border - a sunny spot makes the leaf tints more pronounced. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Geraniaceae

Genus: Geranium

Species: psilostemon

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Magenta

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Autumn colour, Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 75cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

Time to divide plants: March to May

Flowering period: June to August


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