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Perennes Comunes

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Cranesbill, Hardy Geranium
Geranium sp.


Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
18 - 24 Inches
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
5 - 8 
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Foliage Color
Green
 
Bloom Color
Blue
Pink
Purple
Red
White
 
Bloom Season
May - October
 
Size
Medium
 

Features

A very diverse group of plants consisting of numerous species and offering a dependable plant in the border or as a groundcover in the rock garden.

Culture

Full to partial shade in a moist well-drained soil.

Cultivars

Numerous cultivars available. Some include:

'Brookside' 18-24 inches tall, blue flowers, excellent fall foliage color

'Johnsons Blue' 18-24 inches tall, blue flowers

'Rozanne' 18-24 inches tall, large suacer shaped violet flowers

'Springtime' 18-24 inches tall, clump forming, purple flowers

'Wargrave Pink' 15-18 inches tall, salmon pink flowers

Notes

Large group of plants offering many cultivars useful for groundcovers and border plants. Good drainage is important for long term survivability. Deadhead for some repeat bloom. Don't plant too deep to avoid crown rot problems.