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Cranesbill 'Anne Thomson'

Geranium 'Anne Thomson'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


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  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Cranesbill 'Anne Thomson' Overview

Geranium 'Anne Thomson' is a deciduous perennial producing vibrant magenta flowers on long stems in summer, that look beautiful - especially when allowed to climb through other perennials. The saucer-shaped flowers are relatively large and have a black centre. Its contrasting foliage is light green and palmately lobed. It is a hybrid species derived from a cross between the species Geranium procurrens and Geranium psilostemon. (Similar - and related - to 'Anne Folkard' which has gold-tinged leaves, this cultivar is more tolerant of summer heat and its form is more compact.) Also referred to as Cranesbill 'Anne Thomson', it is low-maintenance, has a long flowering season and is tolerant of most moisture-retentive, well-drained soils. It likes a sunny situation but tolerates part-shade well. Awarded the 'RHS Award of Merit', it is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative that showcases plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/or pollen. A beautiful and reliable all-rounder, Geranium 'Anne Thomson' is suitable for a wide variety of garden styles, including cottage, courtyard, underplanting of shrubs and as a groundcover plant.

Common problems with Cranesbill 'Anne Thomson'

Pest and disease problems rare.

How to propagate Cranesbill 'Anne Thomson'


Basal cuttings in spring.


In spring or autumn


Special features of Cranesbill 'Anne Thomson'

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Attracts butterflies

Attracts useful insects

Ground cover

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