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PlantFiles: Meadow Cranesbill, Hardy Geranium
Geranium pratense 'Dark Reiter'

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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: Dark Reiter

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Medium Blue
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Burgundy
Bronze-Green

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

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

This is usually seed-grown, a descendent of G. pratense 'Midnight Reiter'.

Like its parent, it's a dwarf, growing 8-12" tall.

All of these dark-leafed G. pratense are slow growing and tend to lack vigor.

Neutral Babzee On Sep 12, 2013, Babzee from LEABURG, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

I was so excited about 'Dark Reiter' and it joined my other cranesbills in a sunny location. Label said full sun/partial shade so it was in the right spot with other VERY happy cousins. After over 2 months of continued decline (lets put it this way, it lost all its leaves and was dying!) I decided to move it to more shady spot. I'm happy to report it is doing great! I see bunch of new leaves popping up and it looks very happy.
I will keep you updated on it's progress.

Positive Gabrielle On Feb 28, 2012, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

I love the dark foliage of this geranium. Perhaps not as vigorous as some are. Blooms June-July in my garden.

Regional...

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

Washington, Illinois
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Walterville, Oregon



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