Geranium 'Anne Thomson'
Geranium 'Anne Thomson'
Geranium 'Anne Thomson'
Geranium 'Anne Thomson'
Geranium 'Anne Thomson'
Geranium 'Anne Thomson'
Geranium 'Anne Thomson'
Geranium 'Anne Thomson'
Geranium 'Anne Thomson'
Geranium 'Anne Thomson'
Geranium 'Anne Thomson'

Geranium 'Anne Thomson'

"Purple cranesbill"

Geranium 'Anne Thomson'

1 bare root — £3.98

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Description

With Geranium 'Anne Thomson', your garden or patio will be festooned with low-slung, vibrant colour—for most of the summer. This is a neat, spreading perennial Geranium which, from June onwards, produces a continual display of bold, vibrant magenta purple flowers, each bloom having distinctive veining and a black centre. Bees and other pollinating insects will love the flowers, too. The heavily lobed and divided leaves of this Geranium start off almost yellow in spring, before they turn through light to mid-green. They make a wonderful contrast to the dramatic blooms.

Bred in the Orkney Islands some 20 years ago, Geranium 'Anne Thomson' has demonstrated a supreme tolerance of cold and windy conditions, making it ideal for coastal, high-altitude or otherwise exposed gardens. However, it is just at home in a sheltered town or cottage garden—it is one of the best all-rounders we could recommend. In fact, Geranium 'Anne Thomson' is considered such a good plant, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has awarded it a coveted Award of Garden Merit.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Great for shade

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Drought tolerant

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Geranium 'Anne Thompson'

  • Flower colour

    Pink, purple

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • 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
    Exposed

  • Suitable for

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

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Dry

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Clay
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • 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 'Anne Thomson' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Purple 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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