Meadow Crane's-bill - Geranium pratense - Native Wildflower

Type: Perennial Wildflower
Approximate height: Up to 50 cm to 1m
Flowering Time: June to September
Site and soil type: Moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade
When to sow: Spring, summer, early autumn
Where to sow: Outside, direct into soil or under cover, modules or pots.
Packet contents: Approximately 75 seeds / 0.75 g

Meadow Crane's-bill is also known as Common Cranesbill, Crowfoot and Wild Geranium.

It's a clump-forming perennial with violet flowers from June to September and deeply cut leaves.

Crane’s-bill has nectar rich flowers which are a favourite of many different bees including Bumblebees and Honeybees.

It is also a caterpillar food plant of the Brown Argus butterfly.

Meadow Crane's-bill  attracts / provides food for the following creatures:

  • Bees including  Red-tailed and Buff-tailed Bumblebees and Honeybees.
  • Butterflies including Brown Argus πŸ›
  • πŸ¦‡ (RHS)
  • An "RHS Plants for Pollinators" plant **

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.

Key to symbols:

πŸ› A food plant for the caterpillar

πŸ¦‹ Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

πŸ¦‡ Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

πŸ¦‡ (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list

** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at

** The Royal Horticultural Society, and its logo, are trade marks of The Royal Horticultural Society (Registered Charity No 222879/SC038262) and used under licence.