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Geranium Splish Splash

This beauty has big white flowers splashed with bright blue on each petal. Relatively large for a hardy geranium, this variety is truly eye-catching. (Geranium pratense)

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Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 26-30" tall, 18-24" 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 175PER3
Common Name Crane's Bill
Botanical Name Geranium pratense
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Blue, White
Estimated Mature Height 26-30" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Green
Evergreen N/A
Native N/A
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Amount of Rain N/A
Suggested Uses Borders, Showy Flowers, Extended Blooms
Additional Information N/A
Special Groups N/A
Ideal Growing Region N/A
Ships to Canada No
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Description
Splish Splash is a fantastic newer hybrid, and grows into a larger plant than most, reaching 30 inches. And the flowers are unique--like white petunias with splashes of blue ink--real beauties.

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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Not suitable for the deep South?

By VJC

from Atlanta, GA

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Pros

  • Friendly staff
  • Good service

Cons

  • High humidity killed all

Best Uses

    Comments about Geranium Splish Splash:

    After purchasing several dozens of the plants, they arrived promptly, and you quickly replaced a few that were rotted upon arrival. I gave half to a friend who, like me, is a very experienced gardener. We had a rainy spring and extremely hot, humid summer. All but 3 plants died, and the 3 survivors are not looking too good. I'm disappointed, but I know our deep south growing conditions (Atlanta) can be a challenge for anything not expressly suited to our climate. Wish I knew that before I bought them, however!
    By the way, your phone staff is SO friendly and helpful--they are to be commended.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
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    No blue here!!!

    By gretch

    from marblehead, ma

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Color is nothing like pic
      • Did I get wrong plants
      • Flowers light purple

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        Comments about Geranium Splish Splash:

        [...] ...they are geraniums but totally different look than pictures no blue or white to any of the flowers (I ordered several of these) Uniform Light purple color (no splish splash!!)instead will have to replace all of these this year as color totally does not work with my garden.

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        Shipping

        Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest 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. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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        Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
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