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Geranium (Cinereum Group) 'Purple Pillow' (Ashy Cranesbill)

Cranesbill 'Purple Pillow', Geranium cinereum 'Purple Pillow', Geranium 'Purple Pillow', Hardy Geraniums


Noted for its long flowering season, Geranium (Cinereum Group) 'Purple Pillow' (Cranesbill) is an herbaceous perennial which produces a profusion of bright magenta-purple flowers, adorned with dark veins and an almost black center. The dainty blossoms rise atop a tidy, low-growing mound of deeply lobed, gray green leaves which take on a red purple tinge in the fall. This Cranesbill is a perfect addition to rock gardens, borders or containers.

  • Blooming from late spring to fall, this hardy geranium is reliable, easy to grow and provides long-lasting color.
  • Grows up to 6 in. tall (15 cm) and spreads up to 12 in. (30 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade, in well-drained soils. This Geranium is not fussy about soils provided they are well-drained. Sensitive to summer heat and humidity.
  • Attractive to butterflies, but deer and rabbit resistant!
  • Great addition to beds and borders. Perfect for rock gardens, Mediterranean gardens or containers. Effective ground cover or edging plant.
  • Watch for vine weevil, sawflies, powdery mildew or downy mildew
  • Clip the plant lightly after flowering is over, to encourage bushy growth.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Geranium - Cranesbills
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6" (15cm)
Spread 1' (30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Geranium - Cranesbills
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6" (15cm)
Spread 1' (30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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