cranesbill ‘Claridge Druce’

Geranium x oxonianum ‘Claridge Druce’ (cranesbill ‘Claridge Druce’) has clusters of dark pink flowers with red-purple veins that blooms all through the summer, making it a consistently interesting plant, and an excellent choice to pair with other vigorous growers.

It is named after British plant collector and propagator George Claridge Druce. This plant is a cross between two European species G. endressii and G. versicolor, it has managed to become more vigorous than both. It makes an excellent groundcover, filling in with its gray-green leaves between taller plants like the grasses and toad lilies that surround it in our garden.

Botanical Name Geranium x oxonianum ‘Claridge Druce’
Common Name cranesbill ‘Claridge Druce’
Family Geraniaceae
USDA Zone 4 thru 8
Light Requirement Full Sun to Part Shade
Season(s) of interest spring, summer
Height and Spread 1-1.5ft x 1.5-2.5ft (30-45cm x 45-75cm)
Flower Color Pink
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
Additional Information Not Native to the US Midwest. Geranium x oxonianum ‘Claridge Druce’ is a fertile hybrid between G. endressii and G. versicolor.
Location in Lurie Garden Southeast Dark Plate