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Himalayan Cranesbill 'Derrick Cook'

Geranium himalayense 'Derrick Cook'

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Himalayan Cranesbill 'Derrick Cook' Overview

Geranium himalayense 'Derrick Cook' is a bushy, rhizomatous perennial, also known by the name Himalayan Cranesbill 'Derrick Cook'. Its pale pink flowers that can measure up to 5cm across have purple veins, and appear on long stalks above lobed leaves from summer into autumn. This attractive, finely-cut foliage turns red in autumn. Geranium himalayense 'Derrick Cook' is happy in full sun or partial shade and likes moist but well-drained soil. It is suitable for lots of garden settings, including informal flower borders and gravel gardens. Its low-growing, compact habit makes it ideal for ground cover. This cultivar 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 Himalayan Cranesbill 'Derrick Cook'

How to propagate Himalayan Cranesbill 'Derrick Cook'


In spring.


Basal cuttings in spring - bottom heat encourages rooting.

Special features of Himalayan Cranesbill 'Derrick Cook'

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees

Ground cover

Autumn colour

Attracts useful insects

Other uses of Himalayan Cranesbill 'Derrick Cook'

Grown for their attractive flowers and often as ground cover.