Geranium x magnificum

Hardy geranium

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

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photo by Jo Whitworth, copyright GAP Photos (84851)

Plant details

This stunning hardy geranium really lives up to its name, producing a glorious show of rich violet-blue flowers in mid-summer. The display is sadly only for a few weeks but its brilliance makes up for its short duration. Try combining it with blue grasses or hostas, or as a contrast to pink or yellow roses. The Royal Horticultural Society have given their prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Geraniaceae

Genus: Geranium

Species: x magnificum

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Violet

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

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