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Cranesbill

Botanical Name
Geranium himalayense
Hardiness
Zones 4 to 8
Height
2 to 18 inches
Width
12 to 15 inches
Flowers
Early to Mid Summer: blue, violet, indigo with purple veins
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Geraniums do not like 'wet feet' in winter, provide good drainage to avoid wet soils in winter
  • Moderate soil moisture and don't let it dry out
  • Divide in spring every four years
Problems
Leaf spot, powdery mildew, leaf miners, slugs and snails, four lined plant bug, leaf spot, botrytis
Varieties
  • Gravetye - deep blue, 2" flowers, 12" tall
  • Birch Double - double, pale violet flowers, 10" tall

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