Alphabetical Plant Listing

Geranium × oxonianum f. thurstonianum 'Southcombe Double' (Cranesbill)

Thurston's cranesbill 'Southcombe Double', Geranium 'Southcombe Double', Hardy Geraniums


Noted for its long blooming season and exquisite double flowers, Geranium 'Southcombe Double' is a semi-evergreen perennial with masses of salmon-pink, double flowers resembling powder puffs. Single at first when they appear in late spring, the 5-petalled blossoms are adorned with plenty of petalloid stamens in mid summer, giving them this double look. Blooming until fall, the flowers rise above the foliage of finely cut, medium green which display faint internodal blotches. Compact, with one of the longest flowering periods of any of the hardy geraniums, it is an ideal element of the perennial border. Plant it where the beauty of its flowers can be enjoyed. Excellent groundcover too.

  • Grows up to 16 in. tall (40 cm) and 24 in. wide (60 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade in moderately fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Full sun in mild summer gardens, morning sun and afternoon shade in hot summers.Deer and rabbits resistant.
  • Great for beds and borders, underplanting shrubs and roses, banks and slopes, excellent ground cover and lovely addition to cottage gardens.
  • Requires very little maintenance and is generally not subject to serious pest or disease issues. May be occasionally affected by vine weevil, capsid bug, sawflies and powdery mildews
  • Remove flowered stems and old leaves to encourage the production of fresh leaves and flowers
  • Propagate by division in spring or take basal cuttings in early to mid spring and root with bottom heat

Not sure which Geranium - Cranesbills to pick?
Compare All Geranium - Cranesbills

Buy Geranium × oxonianum f. thurstonianum 'Southcombe Double' (Cranesbill)

Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
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 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
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 Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

Buy Plants

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Geranium - Cranesbills

Guides with Geranium - Cranesbills


Photo courtesy of flower.sqqps.com

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 4 – 8
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 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
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 Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Geranium - Cranesbills

Guides with Geranium - Cranesbills

Plant Calculator

How many Geranium × oxonianum f. thurstonianum 'Southcombe Double' (Cranesbill) do I need for my garden?

%
ft
ft

Your Shopping List

Plant Quantity
Geranium × oxonianum f. thurstonianum 'Southcombe Double' (Cranesbill)

Find your Hardiness Zone

Find your Climate Zone

Find your Heat Zone

Join Gardenia.net

Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

Join now and start creating your dream garden!

Create a New Collection

Optional. For your reference.


Move Selected Plants to a Different Collection


Delete Collection

This field is required.