Botanical name: Geranium psilostemon
Other names: Armenian cranesbill, Geranium armenum
Species: G. psilostemon - G. psilostemon is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with bright green, lobed leaves tinted red in autumn and upright stems bearing magenta flowers with black centres in summer.
Geranium psilostemon is: Deciduous
Flower: Magenta in Summer
Foliage: Bright-green in Summer; Red in Autumn
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Pruning: Remove stems once flowered and old leaves to encourage the production of new leaves and flowers. . REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Basal cuttings, Division. REGISTER to read more...
Geranium psilostemon (Armenian cranesbill) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Wildlife
Cultivation: Best planted in most moderately fertile soil (apart from waterlogged) in either full sun or partial shade. Shade is tolerated. This is quite a tall species so may need support to prevent it flopping.
Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Soil drainage: Well-drained, Moist but well-drained
Soil pH: Neutral, Alkaline, Acid
Light: Partial Shade, Full Sun
Aspect: North, South, East, West
Exposure: Sheltered, Exposed
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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