The Cambridge cranesbill makes for decorative flower carpets in the garden
The Cambridge cranesbill is a robust and low-maintenance perennial that adds wonderful colour accents with its floral display from May to July. Geranium cantabrigiense - the botanical name of the decorative ground-covering plant - can be used in a variety of ways in almost any garden and also has a very special charm as a pot plant.
Decorative and blühful
The genus of stork's bills is generally one of the most popular garden plants. All of the more than 400 different species are distinguished by the variety of their beautiful and perennial flowers and their beautiful foliage. The Cambridge cranesbill is a ground-covering species which, with its compact and carpet-like growth, is excellently suited for the edging of beds and borders, but also as a pot plant.
The small round-lobed leaves are only partially shed in winter. In summer the Cambridge cranesbill shows a rich green foliage. In autumn the remaining leaves take on a bright orange colour. From May to July, the cranesbill forms decorative carpets of flowers with a multitude of pretty little flowers in a bright magenta to pink shade.
Undemanding, robust and easy to clean
The Cambridge cranesbill is a äußerst robust, undemanding and low-maintenance plant. The cranesbill thrives equally well in sunny or semi-shady places. The plant does not make any special demands on the soil either. A well-drained, loose garden soil is sufficient to provide the cranesbill with optimal growing conditions as a ground cover.
Although the Cambridge cranesbill thrives well and vigorously in almost all conditions, this cranesbill does not become a nuisance and spreads üeverywhere in the garden. The Cambridge cranesbill therefore does not need to be constantly kept in check and hardly needs any care all year round.
To keep the cranesbill in shape as a ground cover, it can easily be pruned into shape. The cranesbill is pruning tolerant and absolutely winter hardy. Once planted, the carpets of flowers will decorate the garden reliably for many years.
Cambridge cranesbill - Various uses
The Cambridge variety reaches a maximum height of 30 cm and shows a natural carpet-like growth. The plant is therefore perfect as a ground cover or as a border for beds and borders. In the garden, too, the cranesbill is an attractive underplanting for larger plants.
With the Cambridge variety, large areas can also be planted without any problems. If you buy cranesbill, you should plan for about 10 to 12 plants per square metre.
The filigree flowers of the cranesbill are particularly attractive in natural gardens, but the cranesbill should also be used in rock gardens. The plant is very suitable as a border planting in front of paths or as a border planting in perennial beds. The Cambridge cranesbill looks very harmonious and attractive in combination with Salvia or Lavender