Hardy Geranium (Geranium bohemicum 'Orchid Blue') in the Geraniums Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 12-18 inches
Plant Spread: 12-14 inches
Leaves: Other: Hairy
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Other: flowers have five petals; cut plants back almost all the way to the ground after flowering
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Veined with purple
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Propagation: Seeds: Scarify seeds
Needs specific temperature: Sow at 55F, if no germination after 4 weeks, Move to 24-38F for 6 weeks, then back to 55F. High temps will prevent germination.
Days to germinate: 30-90 days
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Self-seeding
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division
Other: Take semi-ripe cuttings during the late summer when growth has slowed and plant stems have become firmer.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5Date: 2011-10-18
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5Date: 2011-10-18
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Garden - Zone 5bDate: Sep 22, 2011 1:57 PM
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2011-09-28Close-up of leaf and portion of stem - note the fine, thick \"hai
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-05-07
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-05-07
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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