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  • cranesbill
  • Eventual height: 1.5m
  • Eventual spread: 1.5m

Geranium maderense

cranesbill

RHS award of garden merit £9.99 £7.99
Pot size 2 litre pot
2 litre pot
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: half hardy

    An architectural cranesbill with a stout, succulent stem and huge glossy leaves arising from a rosette to 100cm. This is the true plant from Madeira, raised from seed and culminating in a dazzling display of hundreds of large reddish-mauve flowers with darker veining. Monocarpic (dies after flowering) and not hardy but will happily seed around in frost-free conditions.

  • Garden care: Protect from frost during winter with a framework of twigs or canes covered in fleece and stuffed with straw or bracken. If container grown, place in a sheltered, cool position and restrict watering during the coldest months. Collect seed after flowering to maintain stock.
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