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’|
|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)|
|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|