Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'

Cranesbill

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'
  • Common name: Cranesbill
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 30cm

Spread: 60cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' is a fantastic cranesbill geranium, bearing masses of large, dark-veined, lavender-blue flowers that fade to pearl grey as they mature. It's an informal-looking, slightly sprawling plant that looks best when allowed to spread – it's an excellent choice for groundcover. Perfect for a cottage garden or informal border, it works well with old fashioned roses. Its blooms are a magnet for bees. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Grow Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' in moist but well-drained soil in sun to partial shade. Cut plants back after flowering to encourage a second flush of blooms.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil, Succeeds on poor soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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