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MEADOW CRANESBILL seeds (geranium pratense)

MEADOW CRANESBILL seeds (geranium pratense)
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MEADOW CRANESBILL seeds (geranium pratense)MEADOW CRANESBILL seeds (geranium pratense)
MEADOW CRANESBILL seeds (geranium pratense)MEADOW CRANESBILL seeds (geranium pratense)
MEADOW CRANESBILL seeds (geranium pratense)MEADOW CRANESBILL seeds (geranium pratense)
MEADOW CRANESBILL seeds (geranium pratense)MEADOW CRANESBILL seeds (geranium pratense)

MEADOW CRANESBILL seeds (geranium pratense)

  Our ref: ST39_1
  • type - perennial
  • colour - Blue
  • height - 50 to 75cms
  • Sowing rate 1 gm sq m.
  • Bee friendly plant
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despatched all year round.

RHS perfect for pollinators
Perfect for pollinators

Meadow Crane’s-bill -Geranium pratense is one of the most showy of all wild meadow plants. The large purple-blue flowers appear between July and August. Meadow Cranesbill is a great general-purpose plant that grows on a wide variety of soil types in full sun or semi- shade. Meadow Cranesbill seeds are contained in capsules that explode once ripe, dispersing the seeds a good distance, so it will establish and spread readily. Meadow Cranesbill is particularly well suited to cottage gardens and looks best grown alongside other summer flowering wildflowers such as Ox-eye daisy, Black Knapweed, Greater Knapweed, Small Scabious, Field Scabious and Birdsfoot trefoil.


How to grow Meadow Cranesbill seeds:
Meadow Cranesbill seeds can either be sown directly outside or in trays of compost in the spring or autumn. Germination can be improved by lightly rubbing the seeds between 2 sheets of sandpaper. This is known as scarification and helps break down the tough outer shell of Meadow Cranesbill seeds. After this process is carried out, germination is normally fairly easy. The seedlings can then be pricked out and grown on, for planting out later in the year.

RHS Perfect for Pollinators.
The RHS Perfect for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects
in gardens. Bees, butterflies, moths, hoverflies and many others visit flowers to feed on
nectar and pollen; while doing so they transfer pollen and increase seed set
and fruit development. Find out more at: rhs.org.uk/plants

To discover further Bee friendly plants, simply enter the word "pollinators" into the search box above.


To buy Meadow Cranesbill seeds
To purchase Meadow Cranesbill seeds please select a quantity above and click add to cart. To ensure the best chance of success, we sell all of our wildflower seeds by weight, which ensures each wildflower seed packet contains a good quantity of seeds. The recommended sowing rate is 1 gram per square metre, and the number of Meadow Cranesbill seeds per gram is approx. 120. All of our Wildflower seed packets contain seeds of Native British provenance.

Summary:
type - perennial,
colour - Blue,
height - 50 to 75cms,
flowering months - June, July, August, September,
habitat - Moist Grassland (Clay, Loams), Dry Grassland (clay, loam), Chalk and Limestone Grassland,
Printed 13/12/2017 20:49:52
st39_1 type perennial colour blue height 50 to 75cms flowers june july august september habitat moist grassland clay loams dry grassland clay loam chalk and limestone grassland rhs perfect for pollinators pollinating insects bees butterflies moths hoverflies
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