Puriri Lane | Geranium madarense | Guernsey White
Puriri Lane | Geranium madarense | Guernsey White
Puriri Lane | Geranium madarense | Guernsey White
Puriri Lane | Geranium madarense | Guernsey White

Geranium madarense | Guernsey White

Regular price $12.00 Save $-12.00

This is a plant that seems to be hard to find these days and it is certainly striking, although when we grow from seed these can be fairly erratic in their germination so often we only have a few plants but once established in your garden, the fresh seed easily germinates from the parent plant.

Geranium madarense is a biennial but can take up to two years before you see it flower. A native to the island of Madeira where it is regularly exposed to Atlantic Ocean gales so it can hold is own if planted in a windy position as its strong leaf stems form a circle of buttress props to keep itself upright.

The plants form a huge clump of beautiful soft dark green finely divided leaves and when it is finally ready to flower, it can be described as an explosion of white upwardly facing flowers which are nested in the middle of the beautiful foliage, a real show stopper.  Flowering occurs from spring into summer.

Bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects will not be able to believe their luck with this growing in your garden with so many flowers in ones place ... a lazy bees paradise!

Plant in a well drained position in full sun or shade.  Plants are happy in clay or sandy soils, and do not mind summer humidity as well as being an ideal choice for coastal and windy gardens but will appreciate a deep watering with drying out between drinks - avoid overhead watering. Plants however are relatively drought tolerant once established but again we mulch ours just for that added layer of protection in overly dry summers.

Plants will appreciate some overhead protection from heavy frosts. We have been down to zero with ours planted here and just deciduous trees as cover and I have seen no adverse effects. 

Cut the huge flower head back after flowering if you want the thrill of a second and sometimes a third flush of flowers.

Biennial | Half hardy

Fully grown size is 1.5m x 1.2m 

Plant size PB2 | Equivalent 1.2 litres 

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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