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Geranium pratense 'Midnight Reiter'

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Deeply cut plum-purple leaves emerge in spring and stay true to color throughout the season. Lavender-blue flowers bloom beginning in late spring. ‘Midnight Reiter’ grows to only about 6 or 8 inches tall and twice as wide. More shade causes the foliage to be greener.

CareProvide full sun to part shade and well-drained soil. Cutting back the foliage after flowering will produce fresh leaves and a second flush of blossoms. Does not overwinter well in moist soils.

PropagationDivide in spring.

  • Genus : Geranium
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Uses : Containers, Ground Covers
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Growth Rate : Slow
  • Bloom Time : Spring, Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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