Geranium x magnificum

Scientific name: Geranium magnificum



Common names: “Cranesbill” “Hardy geranium”

Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial


Zone: 4-9

Light: Full sun – part shade

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Best in moderately fertile

Moisture: Well drained, moist – dry


Plant Size: H 18″ W 24″ , clump forming

Leaf and Stem shape: Lobed, hairy green leaves

Flower: Dark-veined, rich violet flowers, in early summer; very prolific sterile flowers

Maintenance: Low, shear back  after bloom, can mow, no easy way to stake these, can divide anytime that’s not too hot and dry

Landscape use: Good with ephemerals, containers, mixed bed, groundcover,

Propagate: By division

Pests & Disease: None

Considered deer resistant but not anymore it seems

Comments: ~AGM winner


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