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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.

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Geranium 'Blue Cloud'

Geranium 'Blue Cloud'£3.50

AGM A mound of large pale blue flowers veined crimson. 45cm. Flowering June-August onwards. Reasonable soil in open or sunny position. Unique colour for a long flowering plant.

 

Geranium 'Brookside'

Geranium 'Brookside'£3.50

(pratense x clarkei ‘Kashmir Purple’)

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.

 

Geranium 'Nimbus'

Geranium 'Nimbus'£3.50

(G. clarkei ‘Kashmir Purple’ x G. collinum)

AGM A mound of finely cut leaves covered with large open flowers in light purple from May to November. Unsurpassed for effectiveness. For reasonable soil in sun. 50cm.

 

Geranium 'Orion'

Geranium 'Orion'£4.00

Like 'Brookside' but with darker blue flowers, 5cm across. The stuff of myth! Average soil in sun, 70cm. Summer with good repeat and super foliage colour in autumn.

 

Geranium 'Purple Rain'

Geranium 'Purple Rain'£4.00

A new ‘Nimbus’ seedling from Robin Moss. Light purple flowers with deeper veins over clumps of divided foliage. Average soil in sun. 60cm.


Geranium 'Summer Skies'

Geranium 'Summer Skies'£4.50

(Geranium pratense x Geranium himalayense 'Plenum'?) Pale violet-blue double flowers on this recent hybrid. Reasonable soil in sun, deciduous. PBR 60cm.


Geranium pratense 'Bittersweet'£4.00

Palest pinky-mauve flowers on dark stems to 90cm. Good, drained soil in sun.


Geranium pratense 'Blue Lagoon'£4.00

Light royal blue flowers in summer over clumps of divided foliage. 70cm. Good soil in sun, drought tolerant.

 

Geranium pratense 'Ilja'£4.50

An unusual Meadow Cranesbill with near white flowers with lots of pretty light purple veining. Upright habit to 1.2m. Best in good soil in full sun.


Geranium pratense 'Laura'£5.00

A new double white flowered form, very similar to ‘Plenum Album’ but this seems more vigourous and has white stipules behind the flowers. 90cm. Good, drained soil in sun. PBR


Geranium pratense 'Midnight Clouds'£5.00

New form with dark, red-purple flushed foliage and large white flowers in summer. Relatively low for the species at 40cm. Good soil in sun.


Geranium pratense 'Mrs Kendall Clark'

Geranium pratense 'Mrs Kendall Clark'£4.00

The AGM form, has blue flowers strongly veined white. 90cm. Any soil in an open position, drought tolerant. Cut down after flowering.


Geranium pratense 'Plenum Album'

Geranium pratense 'Plenum Album'£4.50

The sought after, almost mythical, double white flowered form of Meadow Cranesbill. Takes a while to settle down to producing the multi-petalled milky white flowers. 50cm. Good, drained soil in sun.


Geranium pratense 'Plenum Violaceum'£4.00

AGM Double violet flowers have an organised "rosebud" form. 75cm. Best in good soil. Any soil in an open position, drought tolerant. Cut down after flowering.

 

Geranium pratense 'Robin's Greybeard'£4.50

From Robin Moss, this has masses of palest greyish blue flowers with dark reddish veins to 1m. Ordinary to good soil in full sun.


Geranium pratense 'Striatum'

Geranium pratense 'Striatum'£4.00

White flowers with some blue, some part blue, and some spotted blue petals. Spuriously named "Splish-splash" by Thompson and Morgan. 75cm.


Geranium pratense 'Victor Reiter'£4.00

Lovely rich purple-green spring foliage that fades as the summer goes on. Deep blue-purple flowers in early summer to 60cm. Ordinary soil in sun.


Geranium pratense 'Wisley Blue'

Geranium pratense 'Wisley Blue'£4.00

Massed pale blue flowers last for weeks. 80cm. Any soil in an open position, drought tolerant. Cut down after flowering.


Geranium pratense ssp. stewartianum 'Elizabeth Yeo'

Geranium pratense ssp. stewartianum 'Elizabeth Yeo'£4.50

Large pink flowers for weeks before the other G. pratenses. Flowers for many weeks in spring, repeating in summer. 70cm. For an open sunny position.

 

Geranium pratense ssp. stewartianum 'Raina'£10.00

The other plant collected by Dr Raina for Peter Yeo at Cambridge Botanic (‘Elizabeth Yeo’ being the first). Slightly deeper pink flowers and has been very slow for us. 70cm. Drained soil in sun.


Geranium transbaicalicum£3.50

Species from Lake Baikal, Russia, with finely divided leaves and erect stems of deep blue flowers. Average soil in the open. 30cm.


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