Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Flowering decreases in too much shade. Plants tolerate some drought, but prefer moist, humusy, well-drained soils, particularly in hot summer climates. Somewhat intolerant of the heat and humidity of the deep South. If flowering stops and/or plant foliage depreciates in the heat of the summer, shear plants back to rejuvenate, shape and/or encourage additional bloom.
‘Orkney Cherry’ is a compact hardy geranium hybrid that is noted for its bronze foliage and prolific summer to frost bloom of pink flowers. It typically grows in dense mounds to 10” tall, but spreads to as much as 24” wide. Five-petaled, pink flowers with reddish veins and white throats bloom from late May to September (sometimes to frost) on stems clad with deeply lobed bronze-green leaves. Reduced flowering will occur in hot summer weather in the St. Louis area. Foliage forms an attractive ground cover throughout the growing season. ‘Orkney Cherry’ was bred by Alan Bremner at the Orkney Islands north of Scotland.
No serious insect or disease problems.
Borders, rock gardens, cottage gardens or wild gardens. Small area ground cover. Grow along stone walls. Containers.