Geranium maderense

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Madeira cranesbill
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Geraniales
Family: Geraniaceae
Genus: Geranium
Species: G. maderense
Binomial name
Geranium maderense

Geranium maderense, known as giant herb-Robert[1] or the Madeira cranesbill, is a species of flowering plant in the Geraniaceae family, native to the island of Madeira. Growing to 120–150 cm (47–59 in) tall and wide, it is a mound-forming evergreen perennial with deeply divided ferny leaves. Spectacular pink flowers on hairy red stems are produced in large panicles in summer.[2] It is grown as an ornamental plant in temperate regions, and has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3]


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  3. ^ "Geranium maderense AGM". RHS Plant Finder. Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

"The Madeira Island Geranium:Geranium maderense" (PDF). university of california davis botanical conservatory. Retrieved 12 June 2013.