Has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit. (2004)
Good for pollinators
Common Name : cranesbill 'Orion'Family : GeraniaceaeType : Herbaceous PerennialHabit : Clump-formingHeight : 10-50 cmSpread : 10-50 cmFlower colour : BlueFlowering from : Juneto NovemberFoliage : DeciduousFoliage colour : GreenHardiness: Hardy in the severest European continental climates < -20°Sunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Well-drained / Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Summer - Autumn
‘Orion’ is a spreading perennial, ideal for groundcover, with deeply lobed mid-green basal leaves in 7 divisions. Masses of very large, cup-shaped, lavender-blue flowers have purple veins, a white centre and almost round, overlapping petals borne over a long period during summer. A seedling of ‘Brookside’.