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Geranium 'Sweet Heidy' (Cranesbill)

Cranesbill 'Sweet Heidy', Hardy Geraniums


Noted for its unusual multicolored blooms, Geranium 'Sweet Heidy' (Cranesbill) is a mounding, spreading perennial with bowl-shaped flowers over a long blooming season. Opening pink, the blossoms turn purple with dark veining and a white center. Blooming from early to late summer, the flowers rise above a neat, dense foliage of deeply cut, lobed leaves. Easy to grow, Geranium 'Sweet Heidy' provides long-lasting color in the garden, as a ground cover or underplanting shrubs and roses. Full shade tolerant.

  • Grows with a slight trailing habit, up to 12-18 in. in height (30-45 cm) and 18-24 in. in spread (45-60 cm)
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade in well-drained soils. Full shade is tolerated. This plant is not fussy about soils provided they are well-drained. Established plants have some drought tolerance.
  • Generally deer and rabbit resistant, this Geranium is attractive to butterflies!
  • A great addition to beds and borders,cottage gardens, gravel gardens. Perfect as a ground cover or underplanting roses and shrubs.
  • Requires very little maintenance and is generally not subject to serious pest or disease issues. May be occasionally affected by vine weevil, capsid bug, sawflies and powdery mildews
  • 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
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Geranium - Cranesbills
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (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 Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional 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 4 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Geranium - Cranesbills
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (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 Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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