Armenium Cranesbill

Geranium armenum | Also known as: Crane's bill, Geranium | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

This tall flowering plant may require a walking cane

Geranium armenum, also commonly known as Armenian cranesbill, is a herbaceous and bushy perennial that produces lovely flowers of red, purple and black during the summer. Its clump forming growth makes it ideal for flower beds and containers, and its seasonal foliage changes from green to red providing more interest. G. armenum is a hardy plant for both partially shady and sunny areas of the garden. It will thrive in any soil apart from waterlogged conditions. Due to its relatively tall height it may need some support from canes or wire frames.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.15 - 0.2
Spread [m]
  • 0.3 - 0.4
Dominant flower colour
  • Pink
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • basal cuttings
  • division
  • root cuttings
Growth habit
  • Broadly spreading
  • Spreading
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z7-9
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -18 - -1
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Attractive flowers and easy care
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
Garden type
  • Woodland
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
  • Wildlife gardens
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Underplanting
  • Ground cover
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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Geranium is a large genus of plants, commonly called cranesbill, containing around 422 species. Plants are annual, biennial and perennial, and though mostly common to the Mediterranean, can be found in temperate and tropical regions too. Geraniums are characterised by their cleft and broadly circular leaves and the five-petalled flowers that come in colours of pink, purple, white and blue. Flowers often have distinctive veining for additional attraction. Plants normally bloom extremely well and as they grow in most conditions, are a garden favourite. Some species can also be pruned back hard after flowering to encourage a second flush of blooms.

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