WHITE MADEIRA GERANIUM, CRANESBILL Maderense
Note: Unfortunately we do not have an image of the white Geranium maderense, so we've included an image of the pink. Both are spectacular!
This is an outstanding perennial geranium, and forms a small trunk! This geranium displays more blooms than we've ever seen on any geranium. The blooms are white, with a soft-pink center, or eye. Even the foliage is attractive, lush and fern-like.
Geranium maderense, known as giant herb-Robert or the Madeira cranesbill, is a species of flowering plant in the Geraniaceae family, native to the island of Madeira. Growing to 120–150 cm (47–59 in) tall and wide, it is a mound-forming evergreen perennial with deeply divided ferny leaves. Spectacular pink flowers on hairy red stems are produced in large panicles in summer. It is grown as an ornamental plant in temperate regions, and has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
Height: 120-150cm, 47-59"
Location: Sun or part sun
Hardiness zones: 8-10
Safe: Considered safe, non-toxic to children and people! This is our research, though we still suggest you confirm this yourself.
Seeds per pack: 10
Germination: As with many perennials, these seeds require a period of moist cold to help them break dormancy. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:
Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds on the surface of your growing medium, and water the seeds in. Place your container in a cold area (but not freezing, perhaps a refrigerator) for 5-6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container in a slightly cool room (does not like too much heat to germinate). Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period.