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PlantFiles: Cranesbill, Hardy Geranium
Geranium 'Orkney Cherry'

Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Geranium (jer-AY-nee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Orkney Cherry
Additional cultivar information: (PP18263)
Hybridized by Bremner; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2006

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


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

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From softwood cuttings

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

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2 positives
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative Aphthona On Jun 16, 2013, Aphthona from Fargo, ND (Zone 4b) wrote:

Planted 2012 in Fargo, ND. Did not survive the winter.

Positive HamptonsGardener On Feb 14, 2012, HamptonsGardener from East Hampton, NY wrote:

Planted this last summer. Blooms periodically all summer in East Hampton, NY. Not a lot of blooms, but mine is in partial shade. Needs cutting back when it gets leggy. Will report back after this spring on its development.

Positive ifonly On Jun 20, 2008, ifonly from Brookfield, CT wrote:

Just planted this summer, so haven't been thru winter yet....

BUT - this is the prettiest little thing. Leaves are quite smaller than my other geraniums - each is only an inch across. They are a deep bronze, making flowers pop.

Three plants have only been in the ground a couple of weeks and it looks as if each is 1 1/2 times as wide as when planted.

Love this plant.

Neutral Gabrielle On Dec 11, 2007, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

A new bronze foliage geranium wiht bright pink flowers. Blooms continuously from June-September.


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

San Jose, California
Brookfield, Connecticut
Conover, North Carolina
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Austin, Texas
Falls Church, Virginia
Kalama, Washington

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