Geranium x magnificum Family: Geraniaceae
Common name: cranesbill
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