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(Blue Sunrise)

Geranium ‘Blogold’

Geranium

Cranesbill

We’re talking about hardy Geraniums, not the better-known, anything-but-subtle Pelargoniums. True Geraniums are sturdy yet refined, with five-petaled flowers borne on dainty stems close to the palmately-divided leaves.

Their spectrum of colors, from cool to electric, is rivaled only by their ability to create soft mounds and flowing carpets of lush foliage in ordinary garden soil. We plant a succession of varieties to always have some in bloom from spring to fall. Our selections are easily grown and will rebloom after flowering if lightly trimmed. Most die back in winter.

<i>Geranium</i> ‘Blogold’

This comely low growing ‘knitter’ appeared as a chance seedling in Hans Kramer’s Dutch Nursery. Countless, vibrant saucer-shaped violet-blue blooms, donning dark magenta veins and pale centers, adorn the reliable radiant mounds of deeply incised foliage. Initially, the leaves emerge yellow, then turn chartreuse, and later transmute bright yellowish green hues for summer, greeting autumn with red highlights. An AGM champion plus presumed Geranium ‘Ann Folkard’ and Geranium ‘Buxton’s Variety’ cross, ‘Blue Sunrise’ looks spectacular en masse, appreciates some shade in hot areas and promises a long-flowering period, especially when trimmed midsummer. (pp#12,955)

Blooms June–August

Size: 18" high x 2' 0" – 2-1/2' wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

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