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 Meadow Cranesbill
Geranium pratense

Other Names:  Crowfoot Cranesbill
Distribution:  Widespread over most of Britain , but less common in SE England , N Scotland and Ireland.
Habitat:  Meadows and roadsides in sunny situations.
Description:  Native perennial of medium height (up to 60cm) with large, bright blue flowers over an inch across from June to September. The flowers can range from bright blue to soft purple.  The long flowering period has made it popular for planting in gardens.
Wildlife:  Larval food plant of the Brown Argus Butterfly.

 Sowing Instructions for Seeds:  Sow seed in spring in a greenhouse or cold frame. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, prick them out into individual pots.  Plant the seedlings out into their final position in summer.

Our plants and seeds are of native British origin.