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Herbaceous Perennial

Geranium 'Orion'
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cranesbill 'Orion'

'Orion' is a spreading perennial, ideal for groundcover, with deeply lobed mid-green basal leaves in 7 divisions. Masses of very large, cup-shaped, lavender-blue flowers have purple veins, a white centre and almost round, overlapping petals borne over a long period during summer. A seedling of 'Brookside'

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Blue White Green
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or North–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Geraniaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Geranium can be annuals, biennials and perennials, herbaceous or evergreen, with rounded, usually palmately lobed or divided leaves, and lax inflorescences of rounded, 5-petalled flowers

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Most soils, unless waterlogged, in either sun or shade are tolerated

Propagation

Propagate by division between early autumn and early spring or cut back plants after flowering in summer then divide, replant and water well

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Ground cover
Pruning

Remove flowered stems and old leaves to encourage the production of fresh leaves and flowers

Pests

May be damaged by vine weevil larvae, Geranium sawfly larvae, capsid bug or slugs and snails

Diseases

Downy mildews and a virus are occasional problems. Powdery mildews in dry conditions may be troublesome

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