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Geranium 'Ann Folkard' (Cranesbill)

Cranesbill 'Ann Folkard', Hardy Geraniums


Noted for its exceptionally long flowering period and spreading habit, award-winning Geranium 'Ann Folkard' (Cranesbill) is quite eye-catching with its profusion of large, magenta-pink cup-shaped flowers with black star-shaped centers, rising atop mounds of deeply cut, bright golden chartreuse leaves that darken slightly in summer.

  • Won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Putting on a great show from late spring to fall, this hardy geranium is reliable, easy to grow and provides long-lasting color. Vigorous, it can knit the largest of borders together and provides a bold presence in the garden. It looks wonderful threading through blue-flowered neighbors such as Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella damascena) or next to silver foliage plants such as Artemisia.
  • Geranium 'Ann Folkard' is a hybrid of Geranium procurrens and Geranium psilostemon. While its flowers closely resemble those of Geranium psilostemon (Armenian Cranesbil), Ann Folkard displays a better habit and stronger vigor.
  • This deciduous spreading perennial grows in a creeping mound up to 2 ft. tall (60 cm) and spreads up to 3-4ft. (90-120 cm) and requires very little maintenance!
  • Performs best in full sun or light shade, in moist, fertile, well-drained soils. This plant is not fussy about soils provided they are well-drained. Attractive to butterflies, but deer and rabbit resistant!
  • A perfect border plant, it is a spectacular addition to beds, borders, groundcover, cottage gardens, underplanting roses and shrubs.
  • This Geranium is generally not subject to serious pest or disease issues. Watch for vine weevil, sawflies, slugs and snails and powdery mildew
  • Remove flowered stems and old leaves to encourage the production of fresh leaves and flowers. Propagate by division in spring or by basal cuttings in early to mid spring and root with bottom heat

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 3 – 8
Climate Zones 2B, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Geranium - Cranesbills
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 3 – 8
Climate Zones 2B, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Geranium - Cranesbills
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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