This truly flamboyant species grows a stout "trunk", which radiates brittle looking stalks, much resembling a small palm tree, the lower ones bending to the ground to provide support beneath the massive trusses of deep pink flowers in early summer. It prefers shelter, or even a big pot, but is worth any trouble to grow for the incredible finale.
- Family: Geraniaceae
- Common name: MADEIRA CRANESBILL
- Classification: Half hardy perennial
- Height: 70cm-1.2m
Cover with compost or grit 2mm deep in a cool spot if possible, or a cool bright position outside. Please note: this seed is a cold/cool germinator and after sowing will usually not germinate if kept above 14 degrees C. Grow on individual seedlings in 3 pots. Plant out in a well-drained open and sheltered position or in a large pot in a conservatory.