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PlantFiles: Renard's Cranesbill, Renard's Geranium
Geranium 'Terre Franche'

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Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Geranium (jer-AY-nee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Terre Franche
Hybridized by Louette

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
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)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Silver/Gray

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

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings
By simple layering

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

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

This has the same parentage as the popular G. x 'Philippe Vapelle', and looks indistinguishable.

Positive saya On May 12, 2008, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

This hardy geranium comes out a cross G. renardii x G. platypetalum. The foliage is more green, but looks in shape pretty much the same as G. renardii. 'Terre Franche' is selected by Ivan Louette, who formerly has worked as a municipal official in Chaumont-Gistoux (Belgium). He was permitted to grow his trials of geraniums in the gardens of the town hall.



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