Geranium sanguineum 'Album'

Geraniaceae

 

Habitat: open or partly shaded places

 

Soil: good garden soil

 

Height: 40 cm

 

Flowering: summer

 

Width: 60 cm

           


           

This is a most valuable genus, providing colour over a long period from early summer. Many varieties are suitable for the herbaceous border, but there are also many that are of a size appropriate for rock garden use.

Geranium sanguineum 'Album' is an unusual white-flowered variety of this compact species, which can be used in a rock garden or as edging to a herbaceous or woodland border.
GZM-2
2 litre pot £8.00

Geranium - some other suggestions
invisible.gif Geranium 'Ballerina' (Cinereum Group) has purplish pink flowers with red veining and dark eyes; greyish foliage. Extremely pretty rock plant.
invisible.gif Geranium clarkei 'Kashmir Pink' has a succession of large, gently cupped, soft pink flowers over a long period.
invisible.gif Geranium 'Dusky Rose' is well named, with rosy pink flowers and unusual dusky, dark red-green leaves with a silvery sheen on the upper surface. It is one of the smaller varieties, and will make a lovely mat, flowering over a long period.
invisible.gif Geranium macrorhizum is probably the best ground-cover plant we have. It grows on our sunniest banks and under trees, quickly spread to cover ground, virtually completely excluding weeds. It is easy to get extra plants by tucking stems under the soil, and it is equally easy to get rid of surplus simply by pulling stems.
invisible.gif Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's variety' is a selected form of this excellent ground-cover species with lighter green, aromatic leaves and soft lilac-pink flowers in summer.
invisible.gif Geranium maderense is the largest species, making a large clump of multiply divided fresh green leaves, and bright pink flowers with a darker pink centre, in succession over a long period. It is not completely frost-hardy, so it is a good precaution to take cuttings or have young plants to over-winter in a frost-free place.
invisible.gif Geranium magniflorum is a lovely small plant, suitable for a rock garden, originating in the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa. It has the finest delicate, lacy foliage, grey-green, and quite large purplish blue flowers, with several darker streaks on each petal.
invisible.gif Geranium orientalitibeticum is a very compact alpine variety with creamy-spotted leaves. In summer pinkish-purple flowers, with a white eye, appear over a long period.
invisible.gif Geranium phaeum is the Dusky cranesbill which produces flowers in a variety of colours - deep-purple, maroon, violet, lavender or white. Flourishes in damp, shady conditions.
invisible.gif Geranium 'Rozanne' has large, saucer-shaped flowers, lavender blue, with a white eye and purple veining. It makes spreading mats, so is good for ground cover, particularly in natural planting schemes.
invisible.gif Geranium 'Summer Skies' is a good introduction for the herbaceous border. It has a relatively compact habit, and unusual tight double flowers, which are a very pale lilac blue. It can be lightly trimmed after flowering, in which case a second or even a third flush of flowers can be produced.