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Geranium Patricia

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

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Plant - 3" pot

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Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 24-36" tall, 24-30" wide
Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Early to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
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
Estimated 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 Season Spring, Summer
Suggested Uses Borders, Showy Flowers, Extended Blooms
Ships to Canada No
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Description
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.

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American MeadowsGeranium Patricia
 
4.0

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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      4.0

      Zone 3-4 hardy

      By Raveled Yarn

      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!

          By Raveled Yarn

          from St. Augusta MN

          About Me Casual Hobbyist

          Verified Reviewer

          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

              By snowbird

              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!

                By Bundazeffa

                from Salt Lake City, UT

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                Verified Reviewer

                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

                    By Geraniumlover

                    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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