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Geranium psilostemon (Armenian cranesbill)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
1m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.5m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Geranium psilostemon

Other names: Armenian cranesbill, Geranium armenum

Genus: Geranium Geranium

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

Habit: Clump-forming

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Capsid bug , Rose leaf-rolling sawfly , Slugs , Snails , Vine weevil Capsid bug , Rose leaf-rolling sawfly , Slugs , Snails , Vine weevil

Specific diseases: Downy mildew , Powdery mildew Downy mildew , Powdery mildew

General care

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...


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Where to grow

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: Sandy, Loamy, Clay, Chalky (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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Botanical name: Geranium psilostemon

Other names: Armenian cranesbill, Geranium armenum

Genus: Geranium Geranium

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

Habit: Clump-forming

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Specific pests: Capsid bug , Rose leaf-rolling sawfly , Slugs , Snails , Vine weevil

Specific diseases: Downy mildew , Powdery mildew

General care

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...


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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: Sandy, Loamy, Clay, Chalky (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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