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Geranium himalayense - Cranesbill

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Geraniaceae (Geraniums)
Origin: Himalaya Mountain Region (Asia)
Flower Color: Blue
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 1 foot
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Geranium himalayense (Cranesbill) - From the Himalayas comes this beautiful blue carpet-forming perennial with bold mounds of large basal leaves to 4+ inches wide divided into 7 blunt-lobed segments, and produces the largest of Geranium flowers, to 2 inches wide. These summer flowers start as a subtle shade of blue and then age with pink veins and red centers. This plant grows to about 1 foot tall and spreads to around 3 feet wide. Use as a groundcover or in the border in full sun along the coast or morning sun in hot locales. It is hardy to USDA Zone 4 so this is a very hardy plant. The etymology of the genus name Geranium, and the family Geraniaceae, is derived from the Greek word, 'geranos' which means "crane" from the seed capsule's resemblance to beak of this bird. We have grown this plant at San Marcos Growers since 1994.  This description is based on research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Geranium himalayense.