This plant has a mild fragrance
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Meadow Cranesbill Overview
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.
Common problems with Meadow Cranesbill
Generally pest and disease free.
How to harvest Meadow Cranesbill
Seed can be collected in late summer and sown in spring or scattered in the garden.
How to propagate Meadow Cranesbill
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.
You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer. The cultivars should be propagated by division or cuttings only.
Special features of Meadow Cranesbill
Flowers are typically blue/violet and occasionally white.
Other uses of Meadow Cranesbill
Ground cover, border, edging, rock garden, meadow.
Pollinator Friendly Plants for Summer
Native summer flowering plants that provide the best habitat, shelter and food for pollinators.