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Geranium pratense 'Plenum Violaceum' (Meadow Cranesbill)

Meadow Cranesbill 'Plenum Violaceum', Geranium pratense 'Flore Pleno', Geranium pratense 'Plenum Purpureum', Geranium pratense var. Flore-Pleno


An exquisite double flowered variety of Meadow Cranesbill, award-winning Geranium pratense 'Plenum Violaceum' is incredibly beautiful. It forms dense mounds of jaggedly-lobed, dark green leaves, topped in late spring - midsummer with profuse and very attractive, double violet-blue blossoms, 1.5 in. wide (4 cm), delicately flushed purple at their heart. Long-lasting, the flowers are sterile and do not set seed. Mix this Hardy Geranium with Geranium cinereum 'Ballerina' and Viola cornuta to create a charming edging for a sunny path!

  • Won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Clump-forming and vigorous, this deciduous perennial reaches 24 in. in height and spread (60 cm). This sturdy performer is not only easy to grow, but it also requires very little maintenance
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade, in moderately fertile, well-drained soils. Full shade is tolerated, but not preferred. Drought tolerant, once established, it is attractive to butterflies, but deer resistant.
  • A perfect border plant, it is a spectacular addition to beds, borders, cottage gardens, city gardens, underplanting roses and shrubs and is an excellent choice as a groundcover.
  • Fairly pest and disease free but watch for vine weevil, capsid bug, sawflies and powdery mildew
  • 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 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 3, 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 Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
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 Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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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 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 3, 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 Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
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 Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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