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Geranium pratense 'Midnight Reiter' (Cranesbill)

Midnight Reiter Geranium, Meadow Cranesbill 'Midnight Reiter', Cranesbill 'Midnight Reiter', Hardy Geranium 'Midnight Reiter', Geranium pratense 'Dark Reiter', Geranium 'Night Reiter'


Noted for its dark foliage, Geranium pratense 'Midnight Reiter' is a herbaceous perennial with finely-divided, deep plum purple leaves. From early to late summer, the attractive foliage mound is topped with abundant clusters of vibrant lilac blue flowers which contrast nicely with the dark leaves. Short and compact, this hardy geranium is perfect for containers or the front of the garden.

  • Clump-forming and vigorous, this deciduous perennial reaches 8-10 in. in height (20-25 cm) and spreads 12 in. wide (30 cm). This sturdy performer is not only easy to grow, but it also requires very little maintenance and is pest and disease free!
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade, in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers moist, organic soils. Drought tolerant, once established, it is attractive to butterflies, but deer and rabbit resistant.
  • A perfect border plant, it is a spectacular addition to beds, borders, cottage gardens, underplanting roses and shrubs or containers and is an excellent choice as a groundcover or edging plant.
  • Remove flowered stems and old leaves to encourage the production of fresh leaves and flowers
  • Propagate by division in spring or propagate by basal cuttings in early to mid spring and root with bottom heat

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 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 Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 8" – 10" (20cm – 25cm)
Spread 1' (30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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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 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 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 Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 8" – 10" (20cm – 25cm)
Spread 1' (30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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