(Geraniaceae). Cranesbill. Genus of about 300 species of herbaceous perennials, some are semi-evergreen grown for attractive flowers or ground cover. Will grow in any but waterlogged soil throughout temperate regions. Interweaving habit amongst other plants is attractive. Flowers are saucer shaped some with contrasting veining. Second flush of flowers where first is cut back midsummer. Valuable for suppressing weeds at the front of the borders and an excellent cottage garden plant. The leaves have lovely spring and autumn colour on some varieties and some are aromatic. Frequently marked , textured or coloured overwintering as rosettes. Long lived, versatile and undemanding plants.