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Geranium Brookside

Elegant, light sapphire blooms are offset by gorgeous, lacy mounds of dark foliage. This long-blooming beauty offers season-long color, with foliage changing to reddish-orange in the fall. This Geranium tolerates partial shade and is extremely easy to grow. (Geranium)

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Plant - 3" pot
Plant - 3" pot

Price: $9.95

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Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 12-18" tall, 24-28" wide
Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Early to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Details
SKU AFLI731
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 Blue
Estimated Mature Height 12-18" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 24-28" 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 Foliage turnes fiery red in the fall.
Planting Season Fall
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Ships to Canada No
Description

The Hardy Geraniums 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. These plants, far different from windowbox geraniums, which are in a totally different botanical group, are tough, hardy perennials that bring to gardens what every gardener wants: compact plants with a long season of bloom. Some bloom longer than others, but basically, along with really beautiful flowers, long bloom is the big advantage of the hardy geraniums.

A common name across all the species is Cranesbill 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 Cranesbill, G. maculatum, plus another called Herb Robert are found over most of the east as treasured wildflowers, but their short season of bloom makes them non-competitors with the others 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 Johnsons Blue, a favorite with large (1 1/2 to 2) true blue flowers. Another from similar parentage is Brookside with even deeper blue flowers. And then theres the newer, spectacular blue-splashed white called Splish Splash.

Purple/Magenta/White: Geranium sanguineum, is a species native to northern Europe and Asia, and known as Bloody Cranesbill due to its magenta flowers. It has become famous itself (the wild form) and is now the most popular hardy geranium in the US. A cultivar Maxfrei is a dwarf version, and a newer one, Elke has striking bi-colored flowers in magenta and white. Then theres 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 thats only about 12 high is Ballerina, from the G. cinereum species with large striped pink petals and dark centers, almost like a bicolored petunia.

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Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

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