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Full Sun

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Partial Shade

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Full Shade

Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

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(Victor Reiter Group)

Geranium

Cranesbill

We’re talking about hardy Geraniums, not the better-known, anything-but-subtle Pelargo­ni­ums. True Geraniums are sturdy yet refined, with 5-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: many will rebloom after flowering if lightly trimmed and most die back in winter.

‘Kaya’s pleasing low growing mound of palmate, deeply incised green leaves makes a neat-looking foil for lively, 5-petaled blue-violet flowers, each distinguished by vivid magenta-hued veins. Projecting a marvelous warm glow, the newly emerging green leaves and young stems are infused with subtle maroon shades. The alluring foliar colors plus plentiful blooms can be juxtaposed against broad bright green-leafed Rodgersia ‘Smaragd’ to great effect.

Blooms May–August

Size: 12" – 18" high x 2' 0" wide.

Zone 4/5.

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