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Geranium pyrenaicum ‘Bill Wallis’ (Mountain Cranesbill)

Mountain Cranesbill 'Bill Wallis'

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Geranium pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis', Mountain Cranesbill 'Bill Wallis', Hardy Geraniums, Best geraniums, Best rock garden Geranium, Blue geranium, Purple geranium

A long-flowering variety, Geranium pyrenaicum ‘Bill Wallis’ (Cranesbill) is a sprawling perennial which produces a great profusion of vivid purple-blue flowers with deeply notched petals. The blossoms are held above the evergreen foliage of small, rounded, lobed leaves. They will keep their bright color and will not fade away if you forget to water them. This Cranesbill is a perfect addition to rock gardens or borders.

  • Blooming from late spring to fall, this hardy geranium is reliable and easy to grow.
  • Grows up to 18 in. tall (45 cm) and spreads up to 24 in. (60 cm). This Geranium seeds readily and will fill in bare spots.
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade, in average, light to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Drought and heat tolerant once established.
  • Attractive to butterflies, but deer and rabbit resistant!
  • Great addition to beds and borders, underplanting shrubs and roses. Perfect for rock gardens, cottage gardens or containers. Effective ground cover.
  • Watch for vine weevil, sawflies, powdery mildew or downy mildew
  • Remove flowered stems and old leaves to encourage the production of fresh leaves and flowers.
  • Propagate by division between autumn and early spring or cut back plants after flowering in summer then divide, replant and water well

Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Geraniaceae
Genus Geranium
Common names Mountain Cranesbill, Cranesbill
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 2' (60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Geranium sanguineum ‘Max Frei’ (Bloody Cranesbill)
Geranium x oxonianum ‘Miss Heidi’ (Cranesbill)

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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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Geraniaceae
Genus Geranium
Common names Mountain Cranesbill, Cranesbill
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 2' (60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Do I Need?
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