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Geranium himalayense 'Baby Blue'

Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Geranium (jer-AY-nee-um) (Info)
Species: himalayense (him-uh-lay-EN-see) (Info)
Cultivar: Baby Blue

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive OwlCreekGarden On Jan 7, 2012, OwlCreekGarden from Corvallis, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

The large 2.0 inch flowers of Geranium himalayense 'Baby Blue' are eye catching. In my garden the flowers range from a violet-purple to rather bright blue with lavender veins. This species has been easy to grow and is long-lived, probably due to it spreading nature. It has short rhizomes. 'Baby Blue' produces seed every year and new seedlings are common. Flowers on the seedlings are usually smaller than those of the parent. Leaves are distinctive in color and shape and the veins are indented in a distinct pattern. Since I live in zone 8a I place some 'Baby Blue' plants in 2-3 gallon pots in February and have beautiful flowers along the front walk by April.


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

Norristown, Pennsylvania
Freeland, Washington

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