Asphodel Cranesbill

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

Do you suffer from dull garden borders? Liven them up with Asphodel Cranesbill

Geranium asphodeloides is a bushy herbaceous perennial that’s ideal for bringing colour to garden borders. G. asphodeloides develops pink and white flowers in the summer that contrast perfectly with the plant’s bright green leaves. Also known as asphodel cranesbill, G. asphodeloides is best grown in a sunny spot with well-drained soil. It can tolerate partial shade, and will grow in most soil types as long as it isn't boggy. It’s ideal for rockeries, borders and containers, and makes a perfect groundcover plant due to its spreading growth pattern.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.3 - 0.5
Spread [m]
  • 0.2 - 0.3
Dominant flower colour
  • Pink
Flower Fragrance
  • Yes, let it smell
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid 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
  • Clump-forming
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z6-9
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -23 - -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
  • Fine fragrants
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • For birds & bees
  • For every season
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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Crane's bill

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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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