Key features: Large violet-blue flowers over attractive grey-green foliage which gives good colour in autumn.
Height x Spread: 18 x 20 inches (45 x 50 cm)
Preferred Aspect: Full sun
Flowering Period: May - August
The magnificums are a cross between G. ibericum and G. platypetalum. They are very tough and will grow almost anywhere, apart from deep shade. They all have very attractive, grey-green foliage which generally offers good autumn colour. The flowers vary slightly from one variety to another but are usually purply-blue with prominent darker veins, leading to a darker centre of the flower. They provide a superb show early in the season and there are now longer flowering varieties available. They also vary in height between varieties, and they tolerate dry conditions very well. Their large, open flowers are perfect for pollinators and are deservedly popular.
Hardy Geraniums are one of the most diverse genera of herbaceous perennials. It is possible to find a Geranium to suit most parts of your garden, from the vast range of species and varieties available. They complement most other plants beautifully and, chosen wisely, can provide a continuation of colour in the garden from spring through to early winter.
Please note that the heights, spreads and flowering periods mentioned are approximate, as they can be affected by your soil type, light levels and other various conditions that may surround the plant.