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Geranium wlassovianum (Cranesbill)

Cranesbill, Siberian Geranium, Hardy Geraniums

Geranium Wlassovianum, Hardy Geranium, Siberian Geranium, Best geraniums, Purple Geranium

One of the first hardy geraniums to flower and one of the last to bloom, Geranium wlassovianum is also noted for its attractive foliage throughout the growing season. The rounded, lobed, downy leaves emerge reddish purple in spring before turning dark green in summer and turning lovely shades of bright red and golden yellow in fall. Small, 1 in. (2.5 cm), deep purple, saucer-shaped blossoms with white centers and darker veins are held in loose clusters and produced from early summer to early fall.

  • Featuring a good trailing habit, this geranium species is perfect for the front of the border, where you can admire its handsome foliage.
  • Clump-forming, this deciduous perennial forms a leafy mound that reaches 18-24 in. in height and spread (45-60 cm). This sturdy performer is easy to grow, requires very little maintenance, and is pest and disease free!
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade, in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers moist soils. It is shade tolerant and attractive to butterflies but deer and rabbit resistant.
  • A spectacular addition to beds and borders, cottage gardens, groundcovers, rock gardens, and underplanting roses and shrubs, and is an excellent choice as an edging plant.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Geraniaceae
Genus Geranium
Common names Cranesbill
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Geranium pratense ‘Boom Chocolatta’ (Cranesbill)
Geranium carolinianum (Carolina Geranium)
Geranium viscosissimum (Sticky Purple Geranium)
Geranium clarkei ‘Kashmir White’ (Cranesbill)
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 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Geraniaceae
Genus Geranium
Common names Cranesbill
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Do I Need?
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