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Geranium x oxonianum 'Claridge Druce' (Cranesbill)

Cranesbill 'Claridge Druce', Geranium 'Claridge Druce', Hardy Geraniums


A vigorous spreader, Geranium x oxonianum 'Claridge Druce' (Cranesbill) is a superb hardy geranium cultivar featuring lovely rose-pink flowers (2in. wide, 5 cm) with interesting darker veins from late spring to early fall. Blooming profusely, they rise atop attractive mounds of glossy, rounded, gray-green leaves. Drought tolerant, this hardy geranium fares pretty well in hot climates. Reliable, easy to grow, it will provide long-lasting color in the garden. Geranium 'Claridge Druce' is a fertile hybrid of Geranium endressii and Geranium versicolor. May self-seeds in the garden.

  • Clump-forming, this semi-evergreen perennial grows in a creeping mound up to 24-30 in. tall and wide and requires very little maintenance!
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade, in moderately fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates some drought, but prefers consistent moisture. Attractive to butterflies, but deer and rabbit resistant!
  • A perfect border plant, it is a spectacular addition to beds, borders, banks and slopes, ground cover, cottage gardens, city gardens, underplanting roses and shrubs. Great in containers too!
  • 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 propagate by basal cuttings in early to mid spring and root with bottom heat
     

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 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 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
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
Tolerance Deer, Drought, 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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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
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 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 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
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
Tolerance Deer, Drought, 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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