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Geranium sylvaticum ‘Mayflower’
Geranium sylvaticum ‘Mayflower’
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Geranium sylvaticum ‘Mayflower’

Wood Cranesbill

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.230.560

The Border selections of Cranesbill are valuable fillers for colour in early to midsummer. This selection’s parent plant is native to Europe and northern Turkey where it thrives in damp meadows. The plant produces stunning, bright blue, cup-shaped flowers with a white eye in late spring and early summer, over a bushy mound of deeply-cut green leaves. Prune plants back hard after blooming, to rejuvenate the foliage. One of the better selections for summer foliage. Clumps may be easily divided in spring or fall. Appreciates a moist site. Ideal for the woodland garden. Holder of the Royal Horticultural Society’s prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM) for outstanding excellence.

Further details for
Geranium sylvaticum ‘Mayflower’

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
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Rabbit Resistant
   60-75 cm
   23-29 inches
   60-70 cm
   23-27 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate