GERANIUM x Oxonianum (Cranesbill) ‘Wargrave Pink’

G Endresii (Pyrenees, Spain) x G versicolor (Mediterranean)

Hardy Geranium Oxonianum 'Wargrave Pink' in RF's garden

Honeybee on Hardy Geranium 'Wargrave Pink' JPG

 

This Hardy Geranium’s reputation is one of being ‘robust’, vigorous’ and ‘a prolific flowerer’. Light SALMON-PINK, funnel-shaped flowers with notched petals appear in springtime, above a cloud of soft green foliage.

Planted in full sun or part shade, in any but waterlogged soil, ‘Wargrave Pink’ will carry on blooming into autumn. It is prone to no pests or diseases. Pinch off flowers that have gone over to prolong its blooming season. Cut back hard in midsummer. If soil is kept moist, the plant should make more flowers.

When the flower seed is ripe, the fruit capsule springs open, flinging seeds some distance away. Come springtime, new plantlets of Hardy Geranium ‘Wargrave Pink’ appear some distance from the parent plant.

 

Geranium x Oxonianum is the name given to hybrids between G. endressii and G. versicolor by Dr. Peter Yeo (Hardy Geraniums 1985). ‘Wargrave Pink’ was introduced in 1930 by Waterer, Sons & Crisp; it was found in their nursery by their foreman, Mr W. Wright.

This website looks at the RHS trials of Hardy Geraniums:

https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/pdfs/plant-trials-and-awards/plant-bulletins/geranium-stage-1

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Leaf, Hardy G Wargrave Pink

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