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jenbrink
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

September 22, 2012
6:33 AM

Post #9282877

This pretty much blooms all year. Full blooms in the spring and a few blooms now in the fall.

Short in height and bushy. Makes a great border plant. I was told it was a ground geranium, but could not find that in the Plant files. Thanks for any help!

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2012
6:40 AM

Post #9282882

Bloody Cranesbill.

(Hardy Geranium)
jenbrink
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

September 22, 2012
6:48 AM

Post #9282893

THANK YOU! That was quick!
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

September 22, 2012
10:43 AM

Post #9283120

Yes, Geranium sanguineum.
chedderpink
Anacortes, WA

September 22, 2012
11:28 AM

Post #9283143

And Jenbrink, they come in several colors and sizes. I have a small one (under a ft. tall) that stays small and has very delicate, pale pink flowers. Another that gets way over a ft. tall and has deep blue to purple flowers. The tiny pink one is a lady and behaves herself, but the blue/purple one goes nuts and tries to take over. Google "Hardy geranium" pictures and check out the possibilities. barb
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

September 22, 2012
12:00 PM

Post #9283157

chedderpink, it seems you're referring to Geranium species in general... Geranium sanguineum does have a low-growing pink variety (var. striatum) but the species doesn't have blue flowers. It is rhizomatous, categorically, but I haven't found it to be invasive at all (seeding seems to be more responsible for its spread)... I'm guessing your blue-purple flowered invasive one is another Geranium species, some of which are pretty rampantly-spreading. Anyway, no question... "hardy geraniums" (Geranium spp.) are a great group of garden plants, with a large number of garden-worthy species and hybrids.
chedderpink
Anacortes, WA

September 22, 2012
6:29 PM

Post #9283459

As you can tell I haven't exactly sorted out all the geraniums. I agree the blue one is something different but in the same general family. Thanks Barbara

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