Hardy Geranium (Geranium pratense Summer Skies) in the Geraniums Database

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Summer Skies
Cultivar name: 'Gernic'
Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 24-36 inches
Plant Spread: 24 inches
Flowers: Showy
Other: flowers have five petals; cut plants back almost all the way to the ground after flowering
Flower Color: Mauve
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Self-seeding
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
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 garden near Lincoln UKDate: 2011-05-27This is a tall grower for a Geranium, it mingles well with other
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Location: Neighbour's garden - Castlegar, B.C. Date: 2017-06-26Lots of buds! A long season of potential blossoms ahead.
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Location: In my garden. Poland.
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Location: In my garden. Poland.
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Location: In my garden. Poland.
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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Dec 26, 2011 3:55 PM

This is a very pretty and uncommon Geranium. Somewhat slow to establish and the first year bloom can be disappointing, but once well-established, it can bloom profusely. Watch for flopping and powdery mildew. Do not water overhead or wet foliage, water only at the base of the plant.

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