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Geranium subcaulescens 'Giuseppii' (Black-Eyed Magenta Cranesbill)

Black-Eyed Magenta Cranesbill 'Giuseppi', Cranesbill 'Giuseppii', Geranium (Cinereum Group) 'Giuseppii', Geranium cinereum subsp. subcaulescens var. subcaulescens 'Giuseppii', Geranium cinereum var. subcaulescens 'Giuseppii', Hardy Geraniums


Award-winning Geranium subcaulescens 'Giuseppii' (Cranesbill) is mat-forming, evergreen perennial with brilliant magenta, saucer-shaped flowers adorned with black centers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm). Borne on long flowering stems, the blossoms rise atop a low-growing mound of sage green, small, rounded, 5-7 lobed, dissected leaves. This Cranesbill is a perfect addition to rock gardens, borders or containers.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Blooming from late spring to early summer, this hardy geranium is reliable, easy to grow and provides long-lasting color.
  • Grows up to 6-8 in. tall (15-20 cm) and spreads up to 10-12 in. (25-30 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, underplanting of roses and shrubs or containers. Effective ground cover.
  • Watch for vine weevil, sawflies, slugs and snails, powdery mildew or downy mildew
  • Remove flowered stems and old leaves to encourage the production of fresh leaves and flowers.
  • Propagate by division in early spring, late summer or fall; propagate by root cuttings in autumn or semi-ripe basal stem cuttings in late spring.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
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)
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
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)
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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