Cranesbill

Geranium ‘Johnson's Blue’

Photo/Illustration: 
Chris Curless
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Cranesbill (Geranium ‘Johnson's Blue’)
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Synonyms:  Geranium himalayense ‘Johnson's Blue’
Genus:  Geranium

This popular perennial is grown for its blue or lavender-blue, saucer-shaped flowers that bloom for many weeks. It is useful in borders, rock gardens, and containers. It quickly reaches about 18 inches tall and 2 or 3 feet wide.

Care: 

Provide full sun to part shade. Shear after flowering to produce fresh foliage. 

Propagation: 

Divide in spring or fall.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Blue,
Purple
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers
Style
Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

Geranium ‘Johnson's Blue’