Meadow Cranesbill

A tall perennial that produces beautiful violet/blue flowers on a leafy stem...
Latin name: Geranium pratense
Plant height: 40—60cm
Position: Sunny, Semi-shade
Soil Type/Habitat: Damp, Dry
Food source: Nectar
Flowering times: May—August
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Volume discount 15 +: -£3.30 per 10
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Meadow Cranesbill, also known as Field Geranium, is a tall perennial that produces large violet/blue flowers on a leafy stem, usually around 40 to 60m tall.  The flowering season extends from late May to September, but peaks in the early months.  Many flowers can be produced by one plant and two or three stems will arise from each root stock.  Once the root stock is established after 1 or 2 years the flowers are very reliable and persistent.

The Meadow Cranesbill is commonly found on unmanaged calcareous and neutral grasslands and is particularly common on roadside verges subject to an annual cut.  It tends to prefer dampish soils of pH 6 to 8 and once established is sustainable in fertile conditions.

Not available until April.  Can be ordered now but they will not be sent until April (please let us know if you plan to be away).

Some species (such as Meadow Cranesbill) die back completely in the winter months, so there are no leaves to be seen, but fresh leaves will appear in the Spring.

A tall perennial that produces beautiful violet/blue flowers on a leafy stem...

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