Meadow Crane's-Bill, Meadow Geranium
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Geranium pratense is a native plant in Great Britain. It is an attractive, familiar plant growing tall in meadows and verges, recognised by the flash of violet-blue flowers. It is the parent of many garden varieties of hardy Geraniums. Geranium comes from the Greek noun 'geranos' meaning Crane, which is a reference to the beak-like seed capsule.
Seed can be collected in late summer and sown in spring or scattered in the garden.
Can be grown from seed in spring in pots, but division is much easier.
Propagate by division in spring or autumn, and either grow-on in pots or plant out into new position.
Flowers are typically blue/violet and occasionally white.
Temperate to cold
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Purple, Blue, White
Generally pest and disease free.