Asphodel cranesbill Geranium asphodeloides

asphodel cranesbill


G. asphodeloides is a spreading deciduous perennial to 40cm tall, with small, rounded, deeply lobed leaves and profuse white or light pink flowers 2cm wide, with conspicuous magenta veins on the rounded petals, in early summer

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      asphodel cranesbill

  • 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

      Ground Cover Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Cottage & Informal Garden Rock Garden Gravel Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Divide between early autumn and early spring or increase by basal cuttings in early or mid-spring. Propagate by seed as soon as ripe or in spring

  • insectPests

    May be damaged by vine weevil larvae, Geranium sawfly larvae, capsid bug, slugs and snails

  • microbeDiseases

    Downy mildew and a virus are occasional problems. Powdery mildew in dry conditions may be troublesome