Position

Sun exposure:
Dappled shade, full shade, full sun, partial shade
Aspect:
East facing, north facing, south facing, west facing
Position in border:
Front, middle

Soil

Prefers rich soil:
Chalky / Alkaline / Clay / Heavy / Moist / Well Drained / Light / Sandy

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 'Catherine Deneuve' bears striking deep purple flowers in contrast with mid-green foliage. 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.

Plant calendar

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Take cuttingsyes
Pruneyesyesyes
Collect seedsyesyes

Geranium ‘Catherine deneuve’ and wildlife

Geranium ‘Catherine deneuve’ is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, butterflies/moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Is known to attract Bees
Bees
Is known to attract Beneficial insects
Beneficial insects
Is not known to attract Birds
Birds
Is known to attract Butterflies/​Moths
Butterflies/​Moths
Is known to attract Other pollinators
Other pollinators

Is Geranium ‘Catherine deneuve’ poisonous?

Geranium ‘Catherine deneuve’ has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:
Is not known to attract Birds
Birds
Is not known to attract Cats
Cats
Is not known to attract Dogs
Dogs
Is not known to attract Horses
Horses
Is not known to attract Livestock
Livestock
Is not known to attract People
People
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