Geranium 'Orkney Cherry' PP18263
  Common Name: Geranium-Hardy
Common Name (Alternative): Cranesbill
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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

From an island off the north coast of Scotland comes this unique hardy geranium with bronze foliage and bright pink flowers. It is incredibly long blooming, producing new flowers continuously from June to September.

Hardy geraniums are wonderful filler plants for any landscape, either residential or commercial. They blend nicely with most other perennials and offer continuous color throughout the summer months.

Breeder: Alan Bremner

Introducer: Plant Haven®

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  12-18 Inches
Spread:
  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:
  Pink shades
Foliage Color:
  Green shades
Hardiness Zone:
5,6,7,8
Find Your Zone
Sun or Shade?:
  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
  Average water needs
Need critter resistant plants?:
  Deer resistant
  Rabbit resistant
How fast should it grow?:
  Medium
When should it bloom?:
  Early summer
  Midsummer
  Late summer
How's your soil?:
  Poor Soil
  Average Soil
  Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
  Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
  Container/Patio
  Eclectic

 

Size(s) Offered:

  Plugs: 30ct

Attributes:

Border plants
Container
Mass Planting
Easy to grow

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Cranesbill is generally quite adapatable to a variety of growing conditions. Though it prefers moist, well-drained soil, it will also tolerate periods of drought once established. For this reason, it is a good choice for southern gardens.

Cranesbill will grow in full sun or part shade. In too much shade, however, its habit will be less compact and fewer flowers will be produced.

Geraniums are generally considered pest free. They require little care once established. If the foliage begins to look raggedy by late summer, simply trim it back. A new flush of foliage will quickly take its place.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Campanula carpatica CLIPS® White
Common Name: Bellflower-Carpathian
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'
Common Name: Hosta
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'
Common Name: Grass-Ornamental
5,6,7,8,9
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Heuchera 'Christa' PP20764
Common Name: Coral Bells
4,5,6,7,8,9
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Hemerocallis 'Going Bananas' PP17164 CPBR3454
Common Name: Daylily
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Fun Facts:

The commmon name, Cranesbill, refers to the beak-like shaped seed pod.

While every effort has been made to describe this plant accurately, please keep in mind that the height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates throughout the country. The description of this plant was written based on our experience growing it in Michigan (USDA hardiness zone 5) and on numerous outside resources.