Geranium wallichianum 'Buxtons Variety'
|Fall color in mid-November |
One of the first cranesbills we ever grew. Starting a little later than most of the perennial geraniums, it flowers for a long time through summer. The billowing mounds of foliage are attractive all year; trimming spent flowerstalks off helps keep the appearance neat (but we hardly ever get around to that). The plants grow from long taproots, which makes them tough garden citizens, but also makes them difficult to transplant – they sulk even when transplanted in mid-spring, but eventually perk up again. Although this page is still named 'Buxton's Variety', our current plants are the great-great-great-grandkids of our original plants, so they may be closer to the unselected plain species. Which is just fine by me.
||blue, summer into fall
||part shade-full sun
||self-seeds in our garden
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
|Typical cranesbill foliage, a little softer-cut than some others |
|And a typical cranesbill fruiting structure, with seeds arranged around the bottom end of a pointy shooting device ||
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
Read about all the cranesbills in our garden on my geraniums page
One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog
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Visitors to this page have left the following comments
|Vicky||Dec 10, 2005||Beautiful purple/blue flowers!!|
|Patti||Aug 15, 2006||Your site is wonderful; I finally found a good description, and great photos and information.
|Pat M.||Feb 07, 2009||I agree with Patti. I haven't found a better website. You have the best photos and information of all the sites I have surfed over. Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge and insight with others. We do appreciate it.|
|Lyn Sutton||Aug 07, 2010||Always helpful, ever charming, my first port of call|
|Stevie||Jan 19, 2012||Thanks Rob, was able to identify the geranium I have a lot of in my garden with your close up pictures.|
|Sue||Jul 14, 2014||Many thanks for your clear description of collecting cranesbill seed - I nearly made a mess of collecting it from this lovely plant!|
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