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botanical name:
Geranium himalayense
Geranium himalayense © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Cranesbill, Hardy Geranium
synonyms:  Geranium grandiflorum, Geranium meeboldii, Geranium himalayense var. meeboldii
family:  Geraniaceae
characteristics: perennial, ground-cover
height: 0.30m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: violet
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 10
description:
Forming mats of lobed and prominently veined foliage which colours well in autumn. Violet to deep blue flowers with a hint of reddish-pink and white centres, produced as a main flush in early summer and then sporadically until early autumn.

cultivation:
Moderately fertile, well drained soil in sun or part shade. Cut back after flowering to encourage new growth and sometimes repeat flowering.

usage:
Effective ground cover even in full shade.

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