Geranium 'Album'
Geranium 'Album'
Geranium 'Album'
Geranium 'Album'
Geranium 'Album'
Geranium 'Album'

Geranium 'Album'

"Wood cranesbill"

Geranium 'Album'

3 bare roots — £4.39

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Description

People who grow Hardy Geraniums for the first time generally fall in love with them, and quite soon end up with three, four or more different types. And whether you want just one, or lots, Geranium 'Album' should be in the mix! Its gorgeous large flowers, about 2.5cm across, are a stunning white, sometimes with a pinkish tinge. This is a British native plant, with rounded, heavily-lobed leaves that are mid- to deep green.

Known as the white wood cranesbill, Geranium 'Album' is widely grown in cottage gardens, but we would also recommend it highly for simple modern and minimalist plantings. The tall-stemmed flowers are at their best in June and Julyand they need no support. The natural habitat for this plant is open woodland, so you can tell it will perform best in dappled or part-shadehowever, it is pretty good in full sun, too! Geranium sylvaticum 'Album' is the perfect companion for shrubs in open, mixed borders.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Great for shade

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Drought tolerant

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Geranium sylvaticum 'Album'

  • Flower colour

    White

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    10 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Spreading
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade
    Dappled shade
    Full shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Ground cover
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Wildlife gardens
    Large containers
    Coastal gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Damp
    Free draining
    Dry

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Clay
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Geranium 'Album' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Wood cranesbill" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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