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Cranesbill 'Orion'

Geranium 'Orion'

Also known as

Geranium

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

1m

10cm

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Cranesbill 'Orion' Overview

Geranium 'Orion' is a spreading perennial with deeply lobed, mid-green basal leaves in 7 divisions. It produces masses of large, cup-shaped, lavender-blue flowers that have purple veins, and a white centre. Its 5, almost round, overlapping petals are borne over a long period during summer. Ideal for groundcover, this Geranium (or Cranesbill) cultivar is hardy, low-maintenance and likes a position of full sun or part shade, and moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Geranium 'Orion' has earned an RHS 'Award of Garden Merit' and is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

Common problems with Cranesbill 'Orion'

How to propagate Cranesbill 'Orion'

Division

From spring to early autumn.

Special features of Cranesbill 'Orion'

Ground cover

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Attracts butterflies

Attracts useful insects