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Border Cranesbill

A great performer year in and year out

A cottage garden favourite, this plant makes a neat mound of distinctive, fresh green leaves. Deep magenta pink flowers have a black centre and are produced over a long season from midsummer until late autumn when the leaves turn rich red and orange before the plant dies to the ground, emerging again the following spring.

Where?

At the front of a border in sun or part shade.

How?

Easy to grow in most soil types. Remove faded flowers through summer to encourage more and cut back old growth in early spring when the new leaves appear.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Perennial herbaceous, Ground cover
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available May - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 80 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 40 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 90 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Wildlife garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Patio container, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From May to September