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Geranium wallichianum Havana Blues (Cranesbill)

Cranesbill 'Havana Blues', Cranesbill 'Noorthava', Hardy Geraniums


Providing long-lasting color in the garden, Geranium Havana Blues is a low, spreading herbaceous perennial with very large, saucer-shaped, lavender-blue flowers, 2.5 in. across (6 cm), adorned with prominent dark blue veins and a white central zone. Equally attractive are the trailing stems clad with 5-lobed leaves which are marbled in light yellow when young. Blooming continuously from early summer until the first frosts, Geranium Havana Blues is a very attractive variety of Cranesbill which requires minimal care to glow in the garden.

  • Grows up to 12-14 in. tall (30-35 cm) and 16-18 in. wide (40-45 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade in well-drained soils.
  • A perfect addition to beds and borders, cottage gardens. Great for underplanting roses and shrubs or as a ground cover.
  • Attractive to butterflies but deer resistant.
  • Remove flowered stems and old leaves to encourage the production of fresh leaves and flowers.
  • May be affected by vine weevil, capsid bug, sawflies, downy mildew and powdery mildews.
  • Propagate by seed sown in pots outdoors as soon as ripe or in spring. 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 5 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 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,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
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
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles 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 5 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 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,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
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
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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