Common Name : cranesbill 'Orkney Cherry'Type : Herbaceous PerennialHabit : Clump-formingHeight : 0.1-0.5 metresSpread : 0.5-1 metresFlower colour : Deep Pink& WhiteFlowering from : Mayto NovemberFoliage : Semi-evergreenFoliage colour : BronzeHardiness : H5
Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°
Sunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Well-drained / Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - Autumn
Full name: Geranium x oxonianum ‘Orkney Cherry’.
Bright pink flowers bloom from June to September over purple-bronze trailing foliage. It makes a stunning addition to the front of the border.
An outstanding dwarf Cranesbill selection, this is ideal for edging, rock gardens and walls or growing in mixed containers. It forms a low trailing mound of deeply cut bronze-green leaves, bearing a long display of small star-shaped deep pink flowers that age to streaky soft pink, giving the impression of two colours on the plant. Said to be one of the best varieties for summer-long blooming. Evergreen in mild winter regions. Quite possibly hardy to Zone 4 or colder. Selected in Scotland by Geranium breeder Alan Bremner.
2020 – Has retained all its foliage this winter. First flowers in mid-April!
2019 – Has retained all its foliage this winter. First flowers on May 10th only. Begins flowering and spreading at the end of May (3 out of 4 specimens). End of July looks a little wilted. Starts again in September.
2018 – Has retained all its foliage this winter. First flowers at the beginning of May. Begins to flower nicely flowered and to spread out at the end of May. Late June – A little wilted appearance. Starts again in September. A little less beautiful than last year.
2017 – Well spent winter. Shaven the old foliage in mid-February. Grows slowly in March-April. One late specimen. First flower on 5 May. Begins to flower nicely flowered and spreading at the end of May. Beginning of July looks a little wilted. Flowering again at the end of August. A sure bet!
2016 – Planted 4 full blooms at the beginning of May. At the end of June the clumps come together. Very bushy, cushion-shaped habit. Flowering time in July: Superb development, but still very compact. Mid-July: Slightly withered appearance. But good recovery afterwards. Enormous development! Continuous flowering. Mid-November: pruned faded flowers on a specimen to see. But this clump did not grow back as well the following year.