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Geranium pratense - 'Mrs Kendall Clark' (Cranesbill)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Lilac Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Geranium pratense - Cultivation Notes

The tough and versatile Geranium makes an ideal front of border flowering plant that both covers ground and produced prodicious quantities of blossom. flourishing in most garden soils other than heavy wet and very droughty soils. Most prefer full or part sun in a sheltered position. Cut back growth to ground in Autumn and mulch with 2 - 3 inches of compost every few years. Ideally plant in groups of 3-5 or on mass as herbaceous ground cover.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Geranium pratense:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations

Weaknesses of Geranium pratense

  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Geranium pratense:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
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Common Missspellings: Jeraneum, Geranium, Geraneum, Jeranium, Garanium