Common Name: Meadow cranesbill
Cultivar: 'Mrs Kendall Clark'
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Dry, Moist
Time to divide plants: March to May
This well-loved variety of hardy geranium produces violet-blue flowers with attractive white veining. These appear in early to mid-summer, and will sometimes give a second flush if the plants are cut back hard immediately after the original blooms fade. It is quite a tall plant at around 90cm (3ft) high so some staking may be needed during flowering to keep plants looking tidy. However if neatness isn't the highest priority in the border, it loks wonderful when allowed to flop and ramble into other plants, such as pink roses or silver anthemis. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM) whihc is for plants of outstanding excellence.