Geranium 'Dragon Heart'
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Common Name: Geranium-Hardy|
Common Name (Alternative): Cranesbill
Standing at least 2ft. tall, this monster-sized Geranium makes a prime focal point in the garden.
Large 2in. wide, magenta flowers with a black center and veining are produced in great abundance for most of the summer. The plant is clump forming with long, spreading stems and very large leaves.
Try planting 'Dragon Heart' near the edge of a wall, on a slope, or anyplace that needs a bright spot of color.
Hybridized by Alan Bremner of Scotland.
Hardy geraniums are wonderful filler plants for any landscape, either residential or commercial. They blend nicely with most other perennials and offer continuous color throughout the summer months.
Breeder: Alan Bremner
Origin: Not Native to North America
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Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
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Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
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Cranesbill is generally quite adapatable to a variety of growing conditions. Though it prefers moist, well-drained soil, it will also tolerate periods of drought once established. For this reason, it is a good choice for southern gardens.
Cranesbill will grow in full sun or part shade. In too much shade, however, its habit will be less compact and fewer flowers will be produced.
Geraniums are generally considered pest free. They require little care once established, but may be divided every 3-4 years. If the foliage begins to look raggedy by late summer, simply trim it back. A new flush of foliage will quickly take its place.
The commmon name, Cranesbill, refers to the beak-like shaped seed pod.