Geranium 'Joseph Green'
Geranium 'Joseph Green'
Geranium 'Joseph Green'

Geranium 'Joseph Green'

"Double-flowered cranesbill"

Geranium 'Joseph Green'

1 bare root — £5.21

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Description

One of a kind, Geranium 'Joseph Green' is particularly notable for its unusual double blooms—as far as we're aware it's the only Geranium phaeum which flaunts such petal-packed flowers. It maintains the dusky cranesbill colour—a luxurious deep purple—but throws in a zest of zingy lime among its tuft of small inner petals. You can enjoy these geraniums in the shadier, damper areas of the garden because this variety thrives in such conditions, flowering on tall stems which adds interest at a height along with a floaty, swaying motion.

Flowering from early to mid summer, Geranium phaeum 'Joseph Green' will burst into bloom with excellent timing to take over from fading spring tulips. Other plants which flower at around the same time include Allium, Geum and Dicentra, all of which make excellent planting partners in a partially shaded spot. This double cranesbill is a hardy and highly resilient perennial which copes with freezing temperatures in winter as well as summer heat. Plant it in dappled shade for best results, because it prefers to sink its roots into a damp soil.

Key features

  • 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

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Geranium phaeum 'Joseph Green'

  • Flower colour

    Purple, lime

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    6 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Spreading
    Upright

  • 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 'Joseph Green' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Double-flowered 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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