Super low maintenance, as a ground cover plant Geranium Pratense Mrs Kendall Clark (Cranesbill) will tolerate any soil other than waterlogged areas and will be happy in full sun, partial shade or full shade. In midsummer rejuvenate plants that are beginning to look jaded, by removing old, flowered stems and leaves, and split the clumps in spring if they are getting too large.

As a rough guide when planting Geranium Pratense Mrs Kendall Clark as ground cover – 4 plants per square metre is adequate with a little patience, 6 will give better coverage, and 9-12 will make a weed supressing carpet very quickly.

How to grow Geranium Pratense Mrs Kendall Clark

Position: Full Sun, partial shade

Foliage: Perennial, leaves appear in early Spring with flowers following in late Spring

Soil and site: Fertile and well drained

Flowering time: July to September

Growth rate: Fast

Ultimate height and spread: 90cm and 60cm

Hardiness: Fully hardy once established

Aftercare: Water well until established, avoiding soil becoming waterlogged. Tidy up old stems and leaves to encourage a longer flowering period. Cut back foliage after flowering has finished. Divide congested clumps in early Spring.