Geranium ‘Ann Folkard’

hardy geranium

cranesbill

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

Outstanding Qualities

If you are ready for a good romp, Geranium 'Ann Folkard' is it. This vigorous geranium can knit the largest of borders together and the magenta flowers are a striking contrast to the chartreuse foliage. Growing up to six feet across, it should be planted with companions of equal constitution, as less daintier plants are overwhelmed. Looking at its best with purple foliage plants and other golden leaved plants, it is not for the faint of heart. 'Ann Folkard' can stand up to crimsons for daring combos and looks great with blue to tone it down. Cut this geranium back if it gets too large or threatens other plants. This is a hybrid of G. procurrens x G. psilostemon.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: spreading perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 8

Flower Color: purple

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: regular watering during prolonged dry spells

Wildlife Associations: bees, butterflies

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: silver, black gold

Great Color Partners: chartreuse, purple, pink

Culture Notes
This hardy geranium prefers full sun but tolerates light or open shade with rich moist to well-drained soils. For the longest flowering and best bloom provide regular watering during prolonged dry spells. Cut it to the ground in late fall or early winter. This vigorous grower can be divided every three to four years in late winter to early spring.