Botanical Name: Geranium 'Ann Folkard'
Common Name: Ann Folkard Cranesbill  
Plant photo of: Geranium 'Ann Folkard'
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Water Saving Tip:

Apply as little fertilizer as possible.

If you use fertilizer make sure it stays on the landscape, and carefully water it in so there is NO runoff.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover, Perennial


Height Range

Under 1', 1-3'


Flower Color

Purple, Violet


Flower Season

Spring, Summer


Leaf Color

Yellow Green, Yellow


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half





Growth Rate



Soil Type

Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Mediterranean, Spanish, Woodland


Accenting Features

Fall Color, Showy Flowers, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Perennial Border, Shrub Border, Foundation, Patio, Raised Planter, With Rocks


Special Uses

Cascade, Mass Planting, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Stephanie Duer
  • Description

  • Notes

This little geranium is a great addition to a part shade perennial border or as a ground cover tucked at the feet of taller shrubs. Deeply lobed leaves are yellowish green (though in full shade they are more green than yellow). Flowers are deep magenta with a black eye that bloom throughout the summer. this geranium is less mound and more traveling, weaving its foliage around other plants. Grows about 18 inches high with a spread of about 24 to 36 inches.
Grow in full sun to part shade in well drained soils. Tolerant of sandy or clay soils. If the flowers seem to wane with the summer heat, cut the plant back hard and it may bloom again when the temperatures begin to drop in late summer.