Geranium (Cinereum Group) Thumping Heart
cranesbill [Thumping Heart]
A herbaceous perennial with a compact, clump-forming habit. It has small, deeply lobed, mid-green leaves and in late spring and summer, produces upward facing, cup-shaped, lilac flowers with dark veins and purple centres.
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Ultimate height0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height1–2 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
East–facing or South–facing or West–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Semi evergreen
- Clump forming
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
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How to grow
Grow in moderately fertile well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Gravel garden
- Cottage and informal garden
- Low Maintenance
- Ground cover
Cut back flowered stems to the base after flowering is finished. In autumn to late winter cut back withered stems.
Maybe susceptible to vine weevil where grown in containers.
Maybe susceptible to powdery mildew in hot dry weather
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