• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 20 in. tall, spreading 24 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Flowering Groundcover
    Blooms:
    Early Spring through Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:jer-AE-nee-um
    Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
    Growth habit:Mounding, Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 20 in. tall, spreading 24 in. wide.
    Special features:Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Gift Plant
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early Spring through Summer
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasA perfect spreading plant whose mat-like habit makes it great in mass or for nooks and crannies in rock outcroppings The chartreuse foliage makes a beautiful statement spilling over walls into a waterfall of seasonal color. A good plant in large pots containing patio trees and mixed perennials. At home in a cottage or xeriscape rock garden design, this perennial will spread on banks or soften the edges of lawns, patios and retaining walls.
    Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Black-Eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide organically rich, moist, well-drained soil. Site in dappled shade in hottest summer climates; mulch root zone to keep roots cool, avoiding the crown. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Apply fertilizer in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This very hardy Geranium was discovered by the famed English plantsman Adrian Bloom.

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