Plant of the Week

Geranium Maderense is an impressive flowering plant, the most spectacular of the geranium species and my new favourite in the Flower Garden.

Geranium maderense 2

If the conditions are right this impressive monocarpic perennial can flower in its second year, but it really does need to be kept frost free. During the first year it uses its exotic looking foliage to set down a ground work of support. This in itself is quite a focal point during winter. When spring arrives so do the buds. The magenta blooms open slowly but when they get going it takes off and the whole plant starts to glow, becoming a real show stopper in the garden. Native to Madeira it’s also known as Madeira Cranesbill.


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