Geranium psilostemon
Has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Common Name : Armenian cranesbillType : Herbaceous PerennialHabit : Clump-formingHeight : 0.1-0.5 metresSpread : 10-50 cmFlower colour : Deep PinkFlowering from : Juneto AugustFoliage : DeciduousFoliage colour : GreenHardiness : H7
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

G. psilostemon is an herbaceous perennial forming a large clump of lobed leaves, tinted red in autumn. Flowers 4cm in width, magenta-crimson with black centres, on upright stems to 1.2m.

2020 – Begins to grow in mid-February. First flowers on April 29th (as last year).

2019 – Strong development in the northern border. First flowers on April 29th. Strong development of foliage and flowers. Removed wilted flowers at the beginning of July to clear the other plants around.

2018- Strong development in the northern border. A few flowers in mid May. First flowers mid May. Very strong development of foliage and flowers in the northern border in M02-N03.

2017 – Following the new plantations in this western border, 2 specimens were planted in I20 and K20 (south-eastern border) and northern border in M02-N03.

2016 – Can only be grown in mid-April. Well grown by mid-May. First flowers around May 22nd on the left. Tufts in B12 only at the end of May. Disappointing flowering on the B12 specimens.

2015 – First flowers mid May. Foliage very developed. Spreads well! Shaved on 2nd July. Grows back in 2 weeks. Flowering starts again in August.

2014 – Division and propagation from original plants. Replanted in spring.

Planted a few specimens at the origin of the garden in 2000. Kept only one plant on site.

See on garden plan - Coordinates: B12, M3