Hardy Geranium (Geranium sanguineum 'John Elsley') in the Geraniums Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8a
Plant Height: 8-12 Inches
Plant Spread: 15-24 Inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Broadleaf
Flowers: Showy
Other: flowers have five petals; cut plants back almost all the way to the ground after flowering
Flower Color: Mauve
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Inflorescence Height: 8-12 Inches
Foliage Mound Height: 8-12 Inches
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Birds
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Squirrels
Tolerates dry shade
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
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.
Pollinators: Self
Moths and Butterflies
Bumblebees
Bees
Wind
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monoecious
Goes Dormant

Typical Mound Shape- Neat & Well Kept

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Can G. oxonianum cross with G. sanguineum? by Paintedtrillium Dec 2, 2017 1:10 PM 8

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