Geranium x oxonianum ‘Katherine Adele’
(jer-AY-nee-um  ex  oks-oh-nee-AY-num)
Family: Geraniaceae

Common name: cranesbill
Zone: 4 – 9
Height: 12-18 in (30-45cm) Spread: 18-24 in (45-60cm)
Aspect: full sun; partial shade
Soil: average; well-draining
Water: moderate    

Description: An herbaceous perennial with a broad, mounding habit. Deeply-lobed, sharply toothed, medium-green leaves are flushed with a maroon-burgundy colour eminating out from the centre. Small white flowers with magenta-pink veins appear in spring through summer.

 

Special Notes: A vigorous hybrid; cross between Geranium endressii and Geranium versicolor. Cut back severely after flowering to tidy up. Fresh new leaves will appear and perhaps a second flush of blooms. Very easy care. Relatively pest and disease free. Drought tolerant. Deer and rabbit resistant. Propagation by seed.

 

Posted on December 16, 2012