Geranium x magnificum


Geranium x magnificum     Family: Geraniaceae
(jer-AY-nee-um ex mag-NIH-fee-kum)

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

Description: An herbaceous perennial with an upright, loosely clumping habit. Rounded, hairy, dark green leaves are divided into large lobes. Leaves have good autumn colour. Masses of 2 inch (5 cm) brilliant violet-purple, saucer-shaped flowers appear in late spring. Petals are darkly veined.


Special Notes: A vigorous, sterile hybrid; cross between Geranium ibericum and Geranium platypetalum. Short bloom period – roughly 2 weeks long. Very easy care; relatively pest and disease free. Drought tolerant. Deer and rabbit resistant.


RHS Award of Garden Merit 1993


Posted on August 18, 2012