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Cranes Bill

Monsonia angustifolia

Also known as

Crane's Bill, Narrow-Leaved Dysentry Herb

Photo by Matthew Fainman (CC BY 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

H5-H1c

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Cranes Bill Overview

Crane’s Bill, Monsonia angustifolia is an annual herbaceous plant from the Geraniaceae family. It is also known by the name Narrow-Leaved Dysentry Herb. It produces fun wavy leaves and delicate purple-white flowers with delicate blousy petals. Typically grows no more than half a metre tall, tending to get woody at the base. Leaves are narrow with toothed edges and the flowers coloured blue, white or yellow. Leading onto small fruits. Cranes Bill is found in open grasslands and often along roadsides throughout South Africa and tropical Africa. Provide with full sun and well-draining soil.

Special features of Cranes Bill

Attracts birds

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Attracts useful insects

Other uses of Cranes Bill

Other uses

Medicinal