Cranesbill (Geranium 'Philippe Vapelle') in the Geraniums Database

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Phillippe Vapelle

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 12 -18 inches (30 - 45 cm)
Plant Spread: Slow spreading to about 20 inches (50 cm)
Flowers: Showy
Other: flowers have five petals; cut plants back almost all the way to the ground after flowering
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: 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
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2013 Great Plant Picks Award Winner
Parentage: Geranium renardii x Geranium platypetalum

This photo shows the pebble-textured foliage that this hybrid cul

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Calif. Sue's Garden by Calif_Sue Aug 4, 2017 6:24 PM 394

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