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MEADOW CRANESBILL plugs (geranium pratense)

MEADOW CRANESBILL plugs (geranium pratense)
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MEADOW CRANESBILL plugs (geranium pratense)MEADOW CRANESBILL plugs (geranium pratense)
MEADOW CRANESBILL plugs (geranium pratense)MEADOW CRANESBILL plugs (geranium pratense)
MEADOW CRANESBILL plugs (geranium pratense)MEADOW CRANESBILL plugs (geranium pratense)
MEADOW CRANESBILL plugs (geranium pratense)MEADOW CRANESBILL plugs (geranium pratense)

MEADOW CRANESBILL plugs (geranium pratense)

  Our ref: IP11_1
type - perennial
  • native wildflower plant plugs
  • colour - Blue
  • Bee friendly Plant
  • Dispatched May-September
  • Plant at approx 1-4 plugs per sq. m
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Recommended planting density 1-4 plugs per sq. meter. If you require 200 or more plugs in total, special pricing may be available, please contact us or call 01452 311525 for a quotation. Plugs are available for dispatch May to September when at their best and more receptive to outdoor planting.

RHS perfect for pollinators
Perfect for pollinators

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.


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 best on light chalk or limestone but will also tolerate a wide variety of other soils in full sun or semi- shade. Meadow Cranesbill seeds are contained in capsules that explode once ripe, sending the seeds a good distance, so it will establish and spread readily. Meadow Cranesbill is particularly well suited to cottage gardens.

Meadow Cranesbill plants look best grown alongside other summer flowering wildflowers such as Oxeye daisy, Black Knapweed, Greater Knapweed, Small Scabious, and Field Scabious and Birdsfoot trefoil.



How to grow Meadow Cranesbill plants:

Meadow Cranesbill plants can be introduced to their permanent planting positions from late spring through to October. Initially they should be kept well watered, and left to develop for several months. When planting into established grass it is advisable to first cut the areas where the wildflower plants are to be introduced and create a small bare area up to several inches around each planting position which will reduce initial competition. The foliage will die back and disappear in autumn but quickly reappear the following spring. Given the right conditions Meadow Cranesbill will develop quickly into flowering sized plants. A few Yellow rattle seeds sown around each plug may also be of benefit in the long term by reducing competition from grasses.

Summary:

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,
Printed 23/09/2017 04:57:03
ip11_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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