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Geranium (Hardy Geranium or Crane’s Bill) sanguineum ‘Johnson’s Blue’

This low growing plant would be an ideal choice for the front of a border or to produce groundcover. Geranium ‘Johnson’s Blue’ is a herbaceous perennial, it spreads by underground rhizomes. Its lavender-tinted blue flowers have pale mauve centers, and bloom continuously atop elegant, deeply divided leaves that densely cover the somewhat creeping stems.

Enjoy the graceful form of ‘Johnson’s Blue’ in the border. This Geranium has 7-lobed mid green leaves. During summer, many blue-lavender flowers are produced. A superb plant for a cottage garden or informal border where it is close to its neighbors, and is particularly good teamed with old fashioned roses. Suitable for cut flowers.

Availability

# Description Unit Qty Units Available Price/Unit
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GR700BAG Geranium (Hardy Geranium or Crane's Bill) sanguineum 'Johnson's Blue' 25 $59.25
GR700-1
GR700-2GR700-3

Plant Details +

Size #1
Height 18"
Spacing 12"-15"
Hardiness Zones 4-8
Exposure Full sun, partial sun, partial shade
Foliage Deeply-divided, green
Flower 2" blue-lavender
Bloomtime May - August

General Information +

Botanical: Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'

Common: Hardy Geranium or Crane's Bill

Family: Geraniaceae

General Characteristics: The Greek translation of the Genus name refers to the shape of the fruits; resembling the beak and head of a crane; hence the common name. Varies in stature and habit, some being suited for groundcovers. An excellent border plant valued for its long bloom time. Pinch rather heavily after flowering to encourage blooming throughout the summer. This perennial can be a very useful weed smothering, tight nit groundcover.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems.

Planting Instructions: Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerates some drought, but prefers and spreads best in moist, humusy soils with good drainage. Deadheading is tedious for larger plantings and probably unnecessary. Spent stems may be removed at any time to control spread. If not deadheaded, some self-seeding may occur in ideal growing conditions. Foliage may decline after flowering in hot summer climates, at which point it may be lightly sheared back and shaped to revitalize.