Cranesbill

Geranium himalayense

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Cranesbill (Geranium himalayense)
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Synonyms:  G. grandiflorum
Genus:  Geranium
This plant bears rich medium blue to violet-blue flowers from 1.5 to 2.5 inches wide in early summer, and blooms sporadically throughout the summer. 
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Makes a great groundcover; can take full shade.
Care:  Provide full sun to part shade and moist but well-drained soil.
Propagation:  Sow seed in a cold frame when fresh; 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
Island Paradise,
Niagara
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers
Style
Cottage Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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