Geranium pratense 'Midnight Blues' PP22455
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Common Name: Geranium-Hardy|
Common Name (Alternative): Cranesbill
This sport of ‘Midnight Reiter’ is considered to be an improved form with much deeper black-purple, glossy foliage. It also exhibits much better vigor, a trait that both growers and gardeners alike will appreciate.
From early to late summer, clear sky blue flowers with rose veining are produced on slender stems above the attractively dissected foliage. The contrast between flower and foliage is outstanding!
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: Thierry Delabroye
Parentage: Sport of 'Midnight Reiter'
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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This species of geranium is easy to grow in almost any type of well-drained soil. It is reported to be more tolerant of alkaline soil than the other species. Plants should be sited in full sun or partial shade for best flowering performance. After blooming, plants can be cut back hard to encourage a flush of new growth and to prevent self-seeding.
This species is able to tolerate short periods of dry soil once it is well-established. It requires minimal care and is generally not bothered by insects or diseases.
The commmon name, Cranesbill, refers to the beak-like shaped seed pod.