Geranium pratense 'Plenum Violaceum'

An unusual double form of our robust and easy to grow wild meadow cranesbill, with deep purple pompom flowers for a 3-4 month stretch with no deadheading. More
1 bare root, for autumn planting 200679-1 £9.50 Delivery mid November
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An unusual double form of our robust and easy to grow wild meadow cranesbill, with deep purple pompom flowers for a 3-4 month stretch with no deadheading. It's a clump-forming, compact plant with strong upright flower stems.

Genus Geranium
Group/Species pratense
Variety Plenum Violaceum
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Cranesbill
Border Position Front, Ground Cover
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 60cm (24in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Grow in sun or shade in moist but well-drained soil; good for borders and grow best in shaded areas including damp shade. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water in well.
Care Tips Cut back spent flowers and tidy up old foliage in autumn. Large clumps may be divided in spring.
Flowering July - September
Harvesting Flower production: 4 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Geranium pratense 'Plenum Violaceum' reviews

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Linda

very nice but has only flowered once - there are no buds on it and it is supposed to flower until September. It is in a sunny spot.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Patricia

Another good specimen from Sarah Raven. Doing well!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Susan

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Adams

Both these geraniums were very disappointing. I have already sent a letter regarding this. Both were potted up & looked after with a view to them getting stronger before planting out. The bare rooted one never emerged above ground,so was never planted out; the other, though still very puny, was planted out after the ground warmed up, but withered & died. The location should have been fine, being alongside an already established geranium.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Maggie

Excellent service - plant as described- growing well in garden will protect over winter

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Judith

It's a beautiful plant that has settled well into the garden and flowered. I am not 100% sure if it will survive winter hence the 4 rather than 5 stars.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Lara

This has not flowered yet so I can't rate it.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Marion

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Charlotte

It keeps flowering and the plant is doing well