Geranium pratense 'Plenum Violaceum' (d)
meadow cranesbill 'Plenum Violaceum'
'Plenum Violaceum' is an upright herbaceous perennial making a clump to 60cm in height, with jaggedly-lobed leaves and double, violet-blue flowers 4cm in width, flushed purple in the centre, in early summer
SynonymsGeranium pratense 'Flore Pleno'
Geranium pratense 'Plenum Purpureum'
see moreGeranium pratense 'Violacea-Plena'
Geranium pratense var. flore-pleno
Ultimate height0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or North–facing or East–facing or West–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- 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
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in any, moderately fertile soil apart from waterlogged soils. Full sun or partial shade is best but shade is tolerated
Propagate by division in spring or propagate by basal cuttings in early to mid spring and root with bottom heat
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Patio and container plants
- Wildlife gardens
- Low Maintenance
- Banks and slopes
- Ground cover
- Underplanting of roses and shrubs
- Flower borders and beds
Remove flowered stems and old leaves to encourage the production of fresh leaves and flowers
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