Geranium pratense – Meadow Cranesbill
More will be available after harvest. This familiar and handsome plant is the parent to many garden varieties of hardy geranium. A medium to tall grassland perennial with deeply cut leaves and long, hairy and frequently reddish stems. The flowers, which are out from June to September, consist of five un-notched violet blue petals.
|Type||Seeds per gram||Origin||Ordering|
|Grassland Perennial||100||Gloucestershire||Order this species|
Meadow cranesbill is a perennial, characteristic of rough grassland such as verges and stream sides and of damp hay meadows and lightly grazed pastures. It prefers but is not exclusive to calcareous soils. A native found throughout most of Great Britain except for the north west of Scotland but absent from Ireland.
Sow at any time of the year. Speed of germination can be increased following a light scarification.