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Geranium 'Anne Thomson' (Cranesbill)

Cranesbill 'Anne Thomson', Hardy Geraniums


Noted for its radiant, bright golden foliage and its abundant blooms of large, magenta-pink cup-shaped flowers with black star-shaped centers all summer long, award-winning Geranium 'Anne Thomson' (Cranesbill) forms a low-spreading mound that brightens the garden with its dazzling color combination. Resembling 'Ann Folkard' (they share the same parentage), this hardy geranium is however more compact and heat tolerant than its golden-leafed rival.

  • Putting on a great show from late spring to early fall, this hardy geranium is reliable, easy to grow and provides long-lasting color. Vigorous, it is a well-behaved weaver which provides a bold presence in the garden. Geranium 'Anne Thomson' is a hybrid of Geranium procurrens and Geranium psilostemon.
  • This deciduous spreading perennial grows in a creeping mound up to 8-12 in. tall (20-30 cm), spreads up to 2-3 ft. (60-90 cm) and requires very little maintenance!
  • Won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • 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, city 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 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Geranium - Cranesbills
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 8" – 1' (20cm – 30cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, 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 Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Geranium - Cranesbills
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 8" – 1' (20cm – 30cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, 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 Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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