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Geranium palmatum (Canary Island Cranesbill)

Canary Island Cranesbill, Canary Island Geranium, Geranium anemonifolium

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Geranium palmatum, Canary Island Cranesbill, Canary Island Geranium, Geranium anemonifolium, purple geranium, pink geranium, evergreen geranium

Award-winning Geranium palmatum (Canary Island Cranesbill) is a robust evergreen perennial forming a large rosette of deeply dissected dark green leaves, up to 12 in. wide (30 cm). In late spring to early summer, tall, airy inflorescences of showy purplish-pink flowers, adorned with deep crimson centers, rise well above the attractive foliage. Short-lived and often grown as a biennial, this is a desirable plant for mild winter gardens and a real show-stopper.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grow up to 3-4 ft. tall and wide (90-120 cm). Although this plant is a biennial or short-lived perennial, it self-sows in optimum growing conditions and remains in the garden.
  • Performs best in full sun in well-drained soils. This plant is not fussy about soils provided they are well-drained. Keep in a frost-free environment over winter. Afternoon shade is welcomed in hot summer areas.
  • Perfect addition to beds, borders, cottage gardens, Mediterranean gardens, or cottage gardens.
  • This Geranium is generally pest-free. Watch for powdery mildew and downy mildew
  • Remove flowered stems and old leaves to encourage the production of fresh leaves and flowers.
  • Propagate by division in spring or propagate by basal cuttings in early to mid-spring and root with bottom heat
  • Native to Madeira and the Canary Islands.

Requirements

Hardiness 8 - 10
Heat Zones 7 - 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Geraniaceae
Genus Geranium
Common names Cranesbill
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden
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Geranium pratense ‘Boom Chocolatta’ (Cranesbill)
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Geranium clarkei ‘Kashmir White’ (Cranesbill)
Geranium sanguineum ‘Max Frei’ (Bloody Cranesbill)
Geranium ‘Dreamland’ (Cranesbill)

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Lupinus ‘Masterpiece’ (Lupine)
Geum ‘Prinses Juliana’ (Avens)
Verbascum ‘Jackie’ (Mullein)
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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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 8 - 10
Heat Zones 7 - 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Geraniaceae
Genus Geranium
Common names Cranesbill
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden
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