Mary S. Thomas
(Hybrid Cranesbill, Nimbus Cranesbill)
The pretty cranesbill ‘Nimbus’ was discovered in Cambridge, England as a chance Geranium clarkei hybrid. It has a short mounded stature, ferny lobed palmate leaves and lovely violet-blue blooms. The early summer flowers are fertile if open pollinated.
When its lobed, serrated leaves first emerge they are yellow-green but quickly turn to green. From early to midsummer, ‘Nimbus’ becomes covered with five-petaled, violet-blue flowers that appear on stems that extend above the foliage. These...
(Hybrid Cranesbill, Orion Cranesbill)
This pretty geranium was derived from a seedling of the popular cultivar, ‘Brookside.’ Its large flowers are cool blue with violet veins and dark stamens. It is a prolific bloomer that will begin to flower as early as mid-spring and will continue into summer.
This hardy herbaceous perennial forms large mounds of deeply lobed, serrated palmate leaves. From spring to early summer, it offers lots of bib violet-blue flowers that rise from slender, fuzzy stems. These are followed by dry fruits...
(Hybrid Cranesbill, Orkney Cherry Cranesbill)
The cheerful flowering and beautiful bronze-leaved ‘Orkney Cherry' was bred by Alan Bremner of Scotland in 1985, selected in 1999 and later introduced globally by PlantHavens, Inc. One parent plant was the funnel-flowering Geranium oxonianum.
This breathtaking Geranium is unique among the everblooming cranesbills as it has bronzed foliage and its blossoms resemble the flowers of a wood sorrel (Oxalis). It maintains a low, mounding habit and has bronzy olive-green to...
James H. Schutte
Softly gray-green leaves create a soothing backdrop for the light blue-violet flowers with purple veins of the Philippe Vapelle cranesbill. Blooming occurs only from late spring to fall, this hybrid perennial is a handsome mound requiring little maintenance.
The stems and rounded, scalloped leaves of this geranium are medium green to lightly grayish and hairy. Its delicate flowers appear from late spring to early summer. The five-petaled blooms are blue-violet with purple veins. The dry, brown...
(Hybrid Ashy Cranesbill)
This hardy Cranesbill is a low-growing perennial native to the Pyrenees Mountains, which divide Spain and France. It is a very pretty mound-forming perennial that offers five-petaled, cup-shaped flowers from late spring to early summer.
Hardy geraniums (not to be confused with greenhouse geraniums, which belong to the genus Pelargonium) are a diverse group of herbaceous perennials found throughout the temperate regions. The cultivar 'Purple Pillow' is a heavy-bloomer, bearing cup-shaped, deep...
Blooms of Bressingham
Ornately lobed leaves create a pretty base for the magenta and black-eyed flowers high above the Red Admiral cranesbill. Blooming occurs from midsummer to fall, this hybrid perennial is an upright, clumping plant requiring little maintenance.
The stems and rounded, deeply dissected leaves of this geranium are bright medium green and hairy. In late fall the leaves turn shades of red and yellow. Its delicate flowers first appear in summer and continue into fall. The five-petaled blooms are a vibrant...
The vigorous and beautiful ‘Rozanne’ was bred by Gomer Waterer and Rozanne Waterer in Kilve, Bridgewater, Somerset, England and introduced by Blooms of Bressingham. It is a cross between Geranium wallichianum ‘Buxtons Variety’ and Geranium himalayense.
This exceptional Geranium is one of the best of all the everblooming cranesbills. It maintains a low, rambling habit and has medium green, palmate leaves that are deeply divided. From late spring to fall, it produces...
(Hybrid Cranesbill, Sabani Blue Cranesbill)
The upward-faced blossoms and beautiful mounding ‘Sabani Blue' was bred by Alan Bremner of Scotland, selected in 1999 and later introduced globally by PlantHavens, Inc. One parent plant of this hybrid was the summer-deciduous Geranium libani.
This handsome cranesbill maintains a low, mounding habit and has light green, palmate leaves that are deeply divided. From midspring to summer, it produces lovely, upward-facing light lavender-blue flowers with thin purple veins and creamy white...
(Hybrid Cranesbill, Sue Crûg Cranesbill)
Ornately lobed leaves create a pretty backdrop for the light violet flowers of ‘Sue Crûg.’ Blooming occurs from midsummer to fall, and the neat, mound-forming, perennial plants require little maintenance.
The stems and rounded, deeply dissected leaves of this geranium are medium green and hairy. In late fall the leaves turn shades of yellow and red. Its delicate flowers first appear when temperatures heat up in midsummer. The five-petaled blooms are light violet pink with darker veins and darker...