×
To buy, sell or swap plants and use our full service please log in or sign up – GreenPlantSwap is completely free!
Record your plants before you lose the plant labels! Just tick the ‘Garden’ box (below) on each plant. Learn more

Geranium palustre

Marsh cranesbill

Garden

Wishlist

  • Plant Placeholder

Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.3m to 0.4m
  • Spread0.6m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourPale purple, bright red
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Geranium palustre (Marsh cranesbill). This species is a tall perennial with basal pinnately-lobed green leaves. The flowers are pale purple, bright red and will bloom in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Interest and use

Found on grass land.

Search or browse our Glossary of 3,000+ botanical and plant-related terms


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


  • Plant Placeholder

Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

When grown outdoors grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil with full sun. When grown under glass use a loam-based compost.

Propagation

Sow the hardy or half-hardy seeds in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for slugs, snails, downy mildew and sawfly larvae.

Search or browse our Glossary of 3,000+ botanical and plant-related terms


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Other Geranium posts

To view Geranium plants offered near you, enter your postcode or log in.

Get started & find out why

Posts of the WeekPosts & Events

Open your garden for Thrive
Potting

“It’s not just gardening,
it makes us healthier and happier”

Production v5.9.2 (00577d2)