Geranium 'Brookside'
Geranium 'Brookside'
Geranium 'Brookside'
Geranium 'Brookside'
Geranium 'Brookside'
Geranium 'Brookside'
Geranium 'Brookside'
Geranium 'Brookside'
Geranium 'Brookside'

Geranium 'Brookside'

"Blue cranesbill"

Geranium 'Brookside'

1 bare root — £4.95

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Description

Set your sights on a summer of colour with the help of Geranium 'Brookside' – a prolific, resilient and easy-to-care-for superstar of a plant. Awash with beautiful mauve flowers all summer long every year, this perennial looks great in virtually any planting space and attracts pollinators too. When it comes to low-maintenance colour, you can’t go far wrong with a drought tolerant, shade or sun loving perennial like this. If you like easy plants, Geranium 'Brookside' (or Blue Cranesbill) rewards very little in terms of care with nothing but plucky enthusiasm!

Create the quintessential cottage-garden look by making the most of every inch of space, planting generous swathes of them or padding out in pockets at the front of the border. This clump-forming perennial gathers momentum over the years to fill out its space, forming generous cushions of colour which also act as a handy weed suppressant.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Drought tolerant

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Geranium 'Brookside'

  • Flower colour

    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

  • 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

Other information

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

    • Plant your "Blue 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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