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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.

Named for its starry floral display and creator, Jan van Lakwijk, this seldom-offered Geranium is a prismatic delight. The sturdy species hails from the damp grasslands of eastern Siberia, Mongolia, and northeastern China, and was once noted as a choice word to utter during stressful situations. Topping fuzzy 16 in. stems, large saucer-shaped, white-centered, dark bluish purple flowers with raisin-colored veins embellish the rounded, 3 in. wide lobed leaves that sport purplish cocoa-colored markings plus a velvet-soft finish. The unbeatable easy-care clump turns a dusky green once summer arrives, then premiers brilliant red and aubergine shades in autumn.

 

Blooms June–September

Size: 16" high x 2' 0" – 3' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

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