From a compact root, flings out long flowering stems, which will scramble into adjacent shrubs, with black-eyed, magenta saucers. Golden leaves ageing to lime green. 1.5m across, 30cm high. Sun or light shade. May/June into autumn.
New in 2014. (G. platypetalum x G. gymnocaulon) Excellent clumps of felted grey-green foliage are covered by masses of large, deep, indigo blue flowers tinted purple in the veins. Average soil in sun. 40cm.
AGM This brilliant hybrid from Cambridge Botanic Garden has intense blue flowers with white centres from May to July and September onwards. Open position in average soil. 60cm x 90cm. Named after a street in Cambridge.
A stunning new hybrid with the narrow petalled flowers of Geranium x oxonianum f. thurstonianum and the colour of Geranium psilostemon. Looks to be a better grower and have bigger flowers than some similar hybrids. Good soil in sun, to 60cm.
A relatively recent introduction from Australia. Low growing clumps of divided foliage and plentiful mid-blue flowers in early summer. An improvement on ‘Johnson’s Blue’. Average soil in sun. 30cm. (9cm pots)
(sanguineum x procurrens) AGM This Alan Bremner hybrid has intense reddish-pink flowers with bluish-purple shading over mounds of finely cut leaves from June to November. Average soil, sun or shade, 25cm. Brilliant.
New G. psilostemon hybrid has large magenta flowers (over 5cm diameter) with black veins converging at a black centre, column also black. Large green leaves more rounded in outline than G. psilostemon and less deeply cut. Reasonable soil in sun or light shade. 60cm. Deciduous.
A favourite of many gardeners. Evergreen rosettes overwinter become enlarged by flowering summer stems bearing masses of silvery-pink flowers till the frosts. 15cm by 1m spread. Any drained or dry soil in sun.
Modern variety from Holland. Similar to Geranium sylvaticum 'Angulatum' this makes neat clumps of fresh green foliage and strong stems of pale pink flowers with deeper pink veins to 70cm. Good soil in sun or shade.