Geranium Claridge Druce ground cover is a fantastic taller variety, bearing clusters of delicate dark pink flowers with red-purple veins that bloom from late Spring well into Autumn. A slightly sprawling plant that looks best when allowed to spread freely, rising from vibrant green foliage. These hardy plants are ideal for suppressing weeds at the front of a mixed or herbaceous border and will keep your bees and other pollinators happy for months!
Geranium Claridge Druce are vigorous plants with a spreading habit and tolerate heat better when in part shade. They make superb ground cover but are incredibly versatile and are equally happy in pots, troughs or trailing over tubs. Perfect for planting in rose gardens and wildflower planting schemes, or in perennial borders in cottage gardens. Try planting in a mixed border with Salvia, Eryngium and Agapanthus.
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Super low maintenance, as a ground cover plant Geranium Claridge Druce (Cranesbill) will tolerate any soil other than waterlogged areas and will be happy in full sun or partial 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 Claridge Druce 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 oxonianum Claridge Druce
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: May to September
Growth rate: Fast
Ultimate height and spread: 75cm 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.