Gernaium x oxonianum 'Lady Moore'

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

Common name: Lady Moore cranesbill
Zone: 4 – 9
Height:24-30 in (60-75 cm) Spread:18-24 in (45-60 cm)
Aspect: full sun; partial shade
Soil: average; well-draining
Water: moderate    

Description: A semi-evergreen herbaceous perennial with an upright, open habit. Shiny, bright green leaves are 5-lobed with a dark spot at the base of each lobe incision. Large pink flowers have 5 wedge-shaped petals, each with a notch. A network of darker veins accent the flowers which appear in spring.

 

Special Notes: A vigorous hybrid cross between Geranium endressii and Geranium versicolor. Very similar to Geranium x oxonianum ‘Claridge Druce’ which has rosy-pink flowers. 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. Propagate by seed.

 

Posted on November 11, 2012