Geranium endressii 'Wargrave's Pink'
Okay, so I'm running out of different ways of describing all the subtly different cranesbill varieties! This cultivar has beautifully veined flowers over slightly glossy foliage, and blooms with the main flush of cranesbills, in late May and early June. According to this page, this is really another oxonianum hybrid, and not an endressii cultivar. Certainly the foliage is very much like our Claridge Druce plants in shape, if not in exact color and luster.
||Geranium x oxonianum 'Wargrave Pink'
||pink/purple (late Spring)
||ordinary garden soil
||self-seeds in our garden
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|Mary Beth||Apr 29, 2006||I wonder if that really is a Wargrave's Pink - I don't think they have the stripes. Mine were a lovely blush pink, but the foliage tends to get brown in non-English summer climates and should be cut to basal foliage immediately after flowering. Beautiful plant, but plant with something that can fill in that foliage gap.|
| Bob Mac||Jun 19, 2008||I agree with Mary Beth. I have Wargrave's pink gernaiums which I bought in the early '90s from Fred McGurty of Norfolk, Connecticut, They are clear pink, and are still thriving. The foliage doesn't turn brown because I planted them mixed with aster 'Alma Potschke' The geraniums grow up as the asters grow, and blossoms open a couple of months before the asters at the top of the aster plants.. I also have some planted in with my hostas. They thrive in half a day's sun, and do not turn brown.|
|Terri||Jun 15, 2011||I've had one for years, and it looks like the photo above. It grows in dry shade under a maple tree! Fantastic. Only thing you have to watch for - it seeds freely, and will take over if you let it. I have lovely patch killing my Ladies' Mantle - it will have to go when it stops blooming!|
|Sarah in Yorkshire||Aug 16, 2015||I also wonder if that is Wargrave Pink. In my garden its leaves are more glossy, divided and pointed. It also doesn't have marked striations. I wonder if it is in fact Claridge Druce - the labels being mixed on the nursery. That is how I came to know my favourite Iris. I bought it as California Gold (tall bearded, yellow) but it was Cherry Garden (dwarf, bearded, plum). Complete opposites, but next to each other in some alphabetically arranged holding bed! |
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