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Products > Plants - Browse By Region > Geranium himalayense
 
Geranium himalayense - Cranesbill

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
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 our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Geranium himalayense.