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Geranium pratense
Geranium pratense
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Geranium pratense

Meadow Cranesbill

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.230.470

The Border selections of Cranesbill Geranium are valuable fillers for colour in early to mid summer. This species has a good show of large violet-blue cup shaped flowers, over a bushy mound of deeply-cut green leaves. Cut back hard after flowering to rejuvenate the foliage. Excellent in a woodland garden. Appreciates a moist site. This species tends to self-seed freely, and naturalizes very well in less formal parts of the garden.

Further details for
Geranium pratense

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Rabbit Resistant
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
   60-70 cm
   23-27 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.