Geranium 'Bevan's Variety'
Geranium 'Bevan's Variety'
Geranium 'Bevan's Variety'
Geranium 'Bevan's Variety'
Geranium 'Bevan's Variety'
Geranium 'Bevan's Variety'
Geranium 'Bevan's Variety'
Geranium 'Bevan's Variety'
Geranium 'Bevan's Variety'
Geranium 'Bevan's Variety'

Geranium 'Bevan's Variety'

"Balkan cranesbill"

Geranium 'Bevan's Variety'

1 bare root — £2.98

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Description

A few Balkan cranesbill clumps like Geranium 'Bevan’s Variety' around the garden is always a good idea. They’re brightly coloured, reliable and tough characters which cheerfully tolerate most growing conditions with very little fuss, but particularly enjoy brightening up the shadier areas of the garden. If you’re looking for a long-term plant which is very low maintenance, this beauty should be in your basket! Once Geranium 'Bevan’s Variety' has settled in, it requires very little in terms of care and will reward you with a reliable, colourful and bee-friendly ground cover which returns perennially, each year bigger and better than the last.

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety' blooms fabulously during early to mid summer. Once clumps form, the leaves provide a dense cover which not only fills a good space with lush greenery through the summer months, but also helps to suppress weeds. This Balkan cranesbill Geranium is a low-growing cottage garden classic which is ideal for the front of borders. Surround it with perennial partners like Aquilegia, Astrantia, Geum or Nepeta to complete that beautifully informal and colourful cottage-garden look!

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety'

  • Flower colour

    Hot pink

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    20-30cm

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    9 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered
    Exposed

  • Suitable for

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

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • 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 'Bevan's Variety' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Balkan 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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