Geranium 'Orion'

9cm pot £5.99
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Buy Geranium 'Orion' cranesbill: A taller growing, summer flowering cultivar

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A bigger geranium, which is covered with clear violet-blue flowers, with red veining and a white centre, throughout the summer. Its spreading habit makes it ideal for quick growing, summer groundcover.

  • Garden care: In midsummer rejuvenate plants that are beginning to look jaded, by removing old flowered stems and leaves. Lift and divide large colonies in spring.

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Very hardy

5

I bought the geranium along with some other plants for my front garden - south facing and what can only be described as poor soil. They were also planted during one of the hottest and driest summers so I could only water with a watering can but despite all of this, the plants flourished and flowered for months!

Runner Bean

Hayling Island

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I would buy again

4

Vigourous,lovely colour,a bit leggy

Barbara

Rural North West Cambridgeshire

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Disappointing

2

Am quite disappointed. This plant was touted as having numerous blooms throughout the growing season. However, after the initial flush in late Spring (which was very attractive), the plants just stopped flowering and began to look a little tatty. Perhaps the very hot and dry summer was to blame? Will see how they do, this year.

Stainesbloke

Ashford, Middlesex

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Stunning.

5

My favourite Geranium. The flowers a very large and exceptionally beautiful...They are also a magnet for bees. Has a long flowering season, from late April to late September/early October. Looks brilliant rambling through Brook Thistles & Oriental Poppies. Seems to do well even in north facing sites, though you want to pick a sunny spot for lengthy flowering season.

DavidG

Essex

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Long flowering Geranium

5

A great long flowering hardy Geranium, easy to grow and maintain.

Garden Girl

Edinburgh

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long flowering

5

Arrived in healthy condition. Prolific flowering over a long period. Nice bushy habit.

liz

Appleby North Lincs

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Great ground cover

5

The tiny plants that arrived soon established themselves, offering great ground cover and stunning blue/purple flowers.

Octo8

West Sussex

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Great addition to my border

5

A great staple for a garden border. The colour of the "Orion" is a vivid shade which is true to the illustration. Planted in the Spring it flowered in its first year. It has already started to spread which is what I want but do bear this in mind if you have a small garden. Saying that, it is easy to control. A beautiful, hardy plant that never disappoints. I would recommend it.

Motherbunch

Liverpool

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Excellent Plant

5

I think this is one of the all time great Gernaniums with a really beautiful deep blue flower. It is long flowering May to October and will take full sun but does not do as well in deep shade. It may need a little care to get started like all perennials( just do not let it dry out in its first year) but once it is established it is fabulous. Use it to fill in gaps in the front of your border.

Fortfield

London

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Geranium'Orion'

4.6 9

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Hello. This Geranium looks stunning. However I am specifically looking for bee friendly plants. Does this attract bees/butterflies/other pollinators? Many thanks!

save the bees

Hello, No, this is no particularly noted for attracting pollinators, however if you click on the following links it will take you to all the ones we sell that will.... Attractive to bees http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/vid.211/numitems.100/ Attractive to butterflies and moths http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/vid.1597/numitems.100/ Attractive to birds http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/vid.1596/numitems.100/

Helen

Hi - can I plant geranium Orion in a pot? If so, how many 9cm small pots would I buy to put in a big pot? Would it be good to mix them with something else in the same pot - it's for a terrace area. Many thanks

Crazy daisy

Hello there Yes you can plant this geranium in a pot, and will be good on it's own. It is a fast grower with a spreading habit which normally flowers between June to August. But this is a perennial and although it does have a long flowering period, it won't flower as long as say a bedding geranium. How many p9 pots you need depends on the size of your container, but bear in mind that these are fast growing and it can grow to 80cm wide eventually. Hope this helps.

Plant advice for 2 new beds please Hello, I need some help to decide which plants to put into two new areas please:- 1: A semi-circle flash bed at the front of the house, size approx 2m x 0.80m and 0.80m deep. I thought about the 3 following options for a small tree/bush in the middle:- a) Magnolia soulangeana, but I was worried about the size that it could grow to and possible problems with roots etc . Will it stay small if the size of the container is used to restrict it? b) Witch Hazel (Hamamelis intermediana 'Diane'). Will it spread too much? I think this is very pretty. c) Corylus avellana 'contorta' Then I also need to think about ground cover plants to help suppress weeds. I am only interested in fully hardy, easy to look after plants, could be with some flowers or coloured leaves. 2:- A thin path between neighbours (approx 2m x 0.40). My idea is to plant bamboo. I would love a modern thin run of bamboo with ground cover. My worry is which bamboos to use. I love the yellow, like Phyllostychys aureocaulis (Golden Grove) but not sure if it is strong enough as it could be exposed to some wind. I bought from you a couple of years ago the Phyllostychys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis' which I planted in pots but it died this year. I see on your website some other bamboos but I don't like them as much as their canes seems less exposed and have a lot more foliage. But possibly these would be a better alternative... ...? For the ground cover I as thinking of Ophiopogen nigrescen. Do you think these plants will be suitable, or have you any other suggestions? Thank you for your help, Galia

e moran

Hello Galia, All of the taller shrubs you mentioned for the semi-circular bed will get quite large, but their growth will be restricted (both in height and spread) if they are kept in a pot where their roots are restricted. For groundcover you could opt for any of the following:- Bergenia http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.bergenia/ Helleborus http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.helleborus/ Heuchera http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.heuchera/ Epimedium http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.epimedium/ Geranium http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.geranium/ Erica http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.erica/ As for the bamboos, even the most well behaved one (Fargesia murieliae) will spread to around 1.5m across so you should keep this in mind when planting it in such a confined space. Perhaps a better option would be one of our hedging plants, which can be cut back hard against the wall. Taxus http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/trees/hedging/conifer/bigger-trees/best-in-very-large-gardens-parks/taxus-baccata-/classid.6230/ or Ligustrum http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/hedging/ligustrum-ovalifolium-/classid.4093/ would be good options. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Is it still ok to be cutting back herbaceous perennials, Lavender and Caryopteris late in the year? Dear Crocus, I didn't have time to cut back to ground level all my herbaceous perennial plants and some shrubs in the autumn, due to work and family commitments. It's difficult to get out into the garden just now as I only have a little time at the weekend. Would it be too late for me to cut everything back still between now in December and the end of February e.g hardy Geraniums, Hostas,etc. and shrubs like Lavenders and Caryopteris? I really would appreciate your advice. Many thanks Pamela

Pamela Spiers

Hello Pamela, You can do the herbaceous perennials anytime between now and spring, but the Caryopteris and Lavenders should be tackled in spring. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Hi Helen, Thank you for your helpful information. The snow made the decision for me, it has lain for 4 weeks now. Kind Regards Pamela

Pamela Spiers

Plants for outside my front door Hi Crocus I live in a flat and have pots outside my external front door. What plants can I grow in pots, in semi shade that will attract the bees? Thank you for your help. Kind regards Guy

Guy Smith

Hello Guy, The following plants would be suitable for your pots. Forget-me-not (Myosotis species) Bellflowers (Campanula species) Cranesbill (Geranium species) Dahlia - single-flowered species and cultivars Hellebores (Helleborus species) Japanese anemone (Anemone ?? hybrida) Fritillaries (Fritillaria species) Grape hyacinth (Muscari species) Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis) Siberian squill (Scilla siberica) Winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis) Box (Buxus sempervirens) Christmas box (Sarcococca species) I hope this helps, Helen Plant Doctor

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