A chance seedling between Geranium 'Stanhoe' (Crug Strain) and Geranium x oxonianum from Crug Farm Plants, Wales. Large, roundish, greenish-brown leaves; lavender flowers fading pale to base with purple veins.
A scandent shrub with gray hairy pinnate leaves and flowers that have red upper petals slightly streaked with white, pure white lower petals and an almost black central blotch. 'Splendide' is best grown in a greenhouse or conservatory, but can be grown outside if protected from rain and temperatures below 40 degrees F. Prune carefully and water sparingly. It is a glorious sight when in full flower. 24" wide x 12" high.