Ashy cranesbill Geranium cinereum

ashy cranesbill


G. cinereum is a small, sparsely hairy species with often grey or silver leaves 5cm wide and cut into 5 or 7 divisions. Stems have up to 10 flowers, which are large compared to the plant, usually pale pink with a network of darker veins

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      ashy cranesbill gray cranesbill

    • Common names

      Geranium cinereum subsp. cinereum var. cinereum

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    Remove flowered stems and old leaves to encourage the production of fresh leaves and flowers

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Garden Edging Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Rock Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed, or from basal cuttings

  • insectPests

    May get vine weevil, capsid bug and sawflies

  • microbeDiseases

    May be affected by downy mildews and powdery mildews