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Geranium Patricia

Purple Geranium Patricia, Geranium, Crane's Bill

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Crane's Bill Patricia is one of the larger plants with petunia-sized flowers. 24-36 inches high with magenta pink bloom. (Geranium)

Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 24-36" tall, 24-30" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU 247PER

Plant Information

Patricia is taller than most perennial geraniums, topping out at almost 30 inches. The flowers are large, and bright magenta-pink, much like a dark pink petunia.

About The Hardy Geraniums. These fantastic perennials were not very well-known in North America until recent years, but have always been a favorite group in Europe. Now, American gardeners have really embraced them, and cant get enough. Far different from windowbox geraniums, which are in a totally different botanical group, the hardy geraniums are tough perennials that bring to gardens what every gardener wants: compact plants with beautiful flowers and a long season of bloom. Some bloom longer than others, but basically, long bloom is one big advantage of the hardy geraniums.

A common name across all the species is Cranes Bill which refers to the sharp-pointed seed pod after flowering.

Our wild species: There are about 20 species worldwide, and two magenta-flowered ones are well-known in the US as native plants. Our Wild Geranium, or Wild Cranes Bill, G. maculatum, plus another with the curious name of Herb Robert are found over most of the east as treasured wildflowers, but their short season of bloom makes them non-competitors with the hybrids for garden space. Most of the garden favorites are crosses between species from Europe and Asia.

Blue: The basic coloring of The Lilac Geranium from the Himalayas, for example, gives us many of the great blue selections. Most popular from this group is Johnson's Blue, a world favorite with large (1 1/2 to 2 inch) true blue flowers. Another from similar parentage is Brookside with even deeper blue flowers. And then there's the newer, spectacular blue-splashed white one called Splish Splash.

Purple/Magenta/White: Geranium sanguineum, is a species native to northern Europe and Asia, and known as Bloody Cranes Bill due to its magenta flowers. It has become famous itself (the wild form) and is now the most popular hardy geranium in the US. One of the reasons is that it blooms almost all summer and fall. A cultivar named Maxfrei is a dwarf version, and a newer one, Elke has striking bi-colored flowers in magenta and white. Then there's the fantastic dwarf white one with pink veins in large white petals, called Geranium sanguineum var striatum, to me, the best-looking of them all.

Pink: Patricia is a favorite deep pink and is also one of the larger plants, up to 36. Another sensational pink one that's only about 12 inches high is Ballerina, from the G. cinereum species with large striped pink petals and dark centers, almost like a bi-colored petunia. And more recently, Purple Pillow from this group gives us really red flowers with a purple sheen.

You can't have too many hardy geraniums. They are wonderful as edging in the front of a border, and equally impressive as mounded specimen plants anywhere. If they're sheared after bloom, many will do a complete repeat performance for you before fall. If you don't have them in your garden, start your collection now. You'll love them all.

SKU 247PER
Common Name Crane's Bill
Botanical Name Geranium
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 24-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 24-30" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Advantages Extended Blooms
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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American MeadowsGeranium Patricia
 
3.5

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long bloom time (3)
  • Vivid colors (3)

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1.0

They died

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from Black Earth, WI

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        Comments about American Meadows Geranium Patricia:

        One was dead from before planting, the other soon after.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        4.0

        Zone 3-4 hardy

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        from St. Augusta, Minnesota

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

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        Pros

        • Long Bloom Time
        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Geranium Patricia:

            I purchased this geranium last spring. We had a very hot, dry summer, so I was not certain it would surive, regardless of the health of the plant when it arrived. Our winter was also more like a typical Minnesota winter, so the cold after summer stress made me particularly doubtful. We are on the edge of Zones 3 and 4 also, which makes me hesitate in putting in anything not Zone 3 hardy. I am happy to report that my Patricia geranium is up and appears to be thriving. Same with the September Charm anemonies which I also purchased from American Meadows. The latter might have to be transplanted further away from the edge of the flower bed, but I am excited to see how they flower in this second year. The few flowers which they had last year were very pretty.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Still growing!

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            from St. Augusta MN

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            Pros

            • Long Bloom Time
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about American Meadows Geranium Patricia:

                I purchased this variety because of the longer bloom time, and also just for fun, because I share it's name!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Cute plant

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                from SE Alaska

                About Me Avid Gardener, Master Gardener

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                Pros

                • Low Maintenance
                • Pest Resistant
                • Reliable Growth
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Containers
                  • Raised Beds

                  Comments about American Meadows Geranium Patricia:

                  I like this plant and would have given 5 stars, but the rainy Summer caused it to not flower as expected. But when it does flower it is very nice and perky. Goes well with other Crane's Bill plants.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Beautiful Plant!

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                  from Salt Lake City, UT

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                  Pros

                  • Long Bloom Time

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about American Meadows Geranium Patricia:

                      These geraniums have been slow to start for me. I bought 15 plants in May and only one has bloomed as of September. They took quite a while to really get started, but in the last month the foliage has more than quadrupled in size. The one plant that has bloomed is absolutely gorgeous with constant flowers--very long lasting. I can't wait to see them all in bloom next summer!

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Beautiful Plant

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                      from San Digo, CA

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                      Pros

                      • Attractive
                      • Hardy
                      • Healthy
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Garden
                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about American Meadows Geranium Patricia:

                        Great color, shape and size

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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