Hardy Geranium (Geranium 'Orion') in the Geraniums Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Flowers: Showy
Other: flowers have five petals; cut plants back almost all the way to the ground after flowering
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
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: 2008-09-27A very rich colour and quite a large flower but I don't think it'
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Location: my brother's garden, Vichte, BelgiumDate: 2013-07-14
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Posted by sheryl (Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ - Zone 9b) on Dec 12, 2011 3:13 PM

I planted Orion 2 summers ago. Although it has survived, it hasn't spread much or bloomed much in a partly shady patch where G. sanguineum and Johnson's blue are thriving.

I think I'll move it to a sunnier spot and see if it does better -it has been rather frustrating. In general these plants are little to no care, do well in my clay soil and have a pretty leaf shape that is striking when some of them turn red in the fall.

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