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PlantFiles: Meadow Cranesbill, Hardy Geranium
Geranium pratense 'Nodbeauty'

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Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Geranium (jer-AY-nee-um) (Info)
Species: pratense (pray-TEN-see) (Info)
Cultivar: Nodbeauty
Additional cultivar information: (aka Black Beauty)

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Dark/Black

Other details:
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral coriaceous On Oct 18, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Plant Breeder's Rights (PBR) applied for 2002.

The dark foliage is said to hold longer than other dark-foliaged G. pratense hybrids available in 2002.

Positive jamie68 On Sep 21, 2006, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I enjoy the more mellow Hardy Geraniums, and have over 40 here throughout the garden, but this one is special! Wonderful deep purple foliage, and lovely lavender flowers, just a very nice plant!!

Positive bonniewong On Nov 24, 2005, bonniewong from edmonton
Canada wrote:

Amazing geranium, the foliage is dark and full all spring, blooms early summer, the plant is smothered in blooms. It comes pretty true from seed, I get over 95 % purple foliage.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Machesney Park, Illinois
Belton, Missouri
Vancouver, Washington



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