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Hardy Geraniums

Cranesbills

Welcome to the Hardy Geranium pages. We offer a comprehensive selection of these valuable garden plants. Please contact us if you would like any assistance in choosing suitable hardy Geraniums for your location.  The cranesbill family is large and varied, from tiny alpines to large perennials to 2m tall, growing everywhere from near desert to damp boggy soils, in sun and shade, and everything in between.  There are evergreen forms as well as deciduous.

We  can probably find a suitable Hardy Geranium for any conditions you have!

The majority of Hardy Geraniums come in a relatively restricted range of colours; pinks, blues and whites.  But the range of shades within those colours is widely varied, for example the pinks range from near white with just a hint of pink, to the brightest deep reddish-magentas.  Foliage is also an important factor with many Hardy Geraniums and there are lots with coloured or variegated leaves, and some with good autumn foliage colour too.

As we have an extensive range we have broken this family into sections, please click on a link to view the different parts.
 

ALL Geraniums

ALL Geraniums

ALL the Hardy Geraniums we offer!  And there are a lot of them...

Geranium Collections

Geranium Collections

If you'd like help choosing suitable hardy geraniums for a particular place then our collections may be the answer.

x cantabrigiense & macrorrhizum

x cantabrigiense & macrorrhizum

Valuable for providing low growing evergreen (or nearly) groundcover and spring flowers.

cinereum

cinereum

Compact hummock forming alpine plants suitable for sink, trough or rockery.

maculatum

maculatum

A woodland species from North America. Generally preferring good, leafy soil in at least some shade.

nodosum

nodosum

Great little semi-evergreen clumps for shade - even quite dry!  Very popular and useful but slower to increase.

x oxonianum

x oxonianum

Fertile hybrids giving a long season of flowering from May to September (or October). Many have interesting foliage too.

phaeum and relatives

phaeum and relatives

Clump formers suitable for most drained soils in at least some shade. Spring flowering, many also have attractive foliage.

pratense & hybrids

pratense & hybrids

With it's origins in the meadows of the UK and Europe to Asia this clump forming species and its many forms and hybrids are ideal for borders and naturalising.

sanguineum

sanguineum

Low growing clumps for larger rockeries or the front of border.  Some of the best Hardy Geraniums for most gardens.

sylvaticum

sylvaticum

Clump forming native species for woodland and shady places.  Late spring flowering, can repeat later. 

All Other Geraniums

All Other Geraniums

All the hardy Geraniums that are not part of the selected species.

The term Hardy Geraniums can be confusing at first but it is simply used to refer to the true Geraniums, the vast majority of which are winter hardy in the UK.  The confusion comes about because some species of cranesbill come from warmer parts of the world such as Australia, central America, Papua New Guinea etc and are not actually winter hardy in many areas.

What we do not offer are the Pelargoniums which are often referred to as geraniums (ivy-leaved, scented-leaved etc), these are not winter hardy in the UK and are grown as bedding plants, container plants and greenhouse/indoor plants.

If you can't find the species/variety you're looking for, feel free to contact us as we may have it in very small quantities or may be able to propagate it to order.