Cranesbill (Geranium wlassovianum) in the Geraniums Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 18 to 24 inches (46-61cm)
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches (30-46cm)
Flowers: Showy
Other: flowers have five petals; cut plants back almost all the way to the ground after flowering
Flower Color: Other: Violet
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
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: 2007 Great Plant Picks Award Winner

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Location: My Cincinnati Ohio gardenDate: August 10, 2012Geranium wlassovianum
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Photo credit: André Karwath aka Aka
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Location: Northern Illinois (Zone 5a)Date: 2013-06-30
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Location: My Cincinnati Ohio gardenDate: May 31, 2012First flowers, seeds wintersowed last year
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Posted by kqcrna (Cincinnati, Oh - Zone 6a) on Aug 11, 2012 7:18 PM

Geranium wlassovianum has been blooming since May, even in exceptional heat and drought here. Most of the summer it has been covered with blossoms without any deadheading or trimming. Blossoms are medium purple, very similar in color to Geranium Rozanne. It maintains a neater look than my Geranium Rozanne due to exceptionally pretty foliage. Mine were wintersown during winter 2010-2011.

Foliage takes on a red shade during fall.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Geranium Seed and Plant Sources by dormantsrule Apr 8, 2013 5:11 AM 9
Does anyone have Geranium wlassovianum by kqcrna Apr 19, 2012 2:02 PM 4
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Splish Splash by Windigo May 17, 2012 4:58 AM 9
Let's see your jugs 2011 by mom2goldens Sep 23, 2012 6:45 PM 96

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