Geranium x oxonianum ‘Irene Hatwell’

£4.90
Aspect:
Full Sun
Aspect:
Light/Partial Shade
Aspect:
Full Shade
Soil Type:
Mainly dry
Soil Type:
Most Types
Soil Type:
Well-Drained
Colour:
Pink

See full plant description below.

Plant Details

This geranium has been growing at Bressingham for some time but has only recently been named. Neat clumps of pale green leaves and bright semi-double pink flowers from May to September.

Loved by bees

Height: 35cm

Common name(s): Cranesbill

Myth and Legend

Apparently, the Prophet Mohammed, whilst resting beside a stream, decided to wash his shirt in the water. Having done so, he spread his shirt out to dry on a bed of mallows that grew close by and then lay down and slept. As he slept, a miraculous transformation occurred. First the mallows blushed with pleasure at having the opportunity to serve the great man. Then, by the time he awoke, the mallows had all been transformed into cranesbills.

Traditionally, cranesbills offer protection against snakes and serpents. Hence the following country rhyme:

Snakes will not go

Where geraniums grow.

Dreaming of geraniums is meant to be a sign that you need not worry about a recent quarrel, as it meant nothing and will soon be forgotten.

 

All our plants are supplied established in pots. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.