Meadow Cranesbill (Geranium pratense)
A perennial of south east Scotland, Meadow Cranesbill has large, open violet-blue flowers. The fruit forms a long claw or beak which gives the plant its common names. When ripe, the ‘beak’ springs open, catapulting ripe seeds from the plant.
Sowing: Can be sown at any time of year, but best in early autumn or in spring. Germination is helped by ‘scarification’: rub seeds gently with sandpaper to allow water to penetrate the seed coat. Sow in trays or pots of moist compost & transplant to an open site that does not get too dry in summer, or scatter the seed directly onto a fine-raked seed bed & firm down well. Keep young plants watered & weeded.
- 100 cm
- 50-150 per packet