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Geranium pratense 'Striatum'

Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Geranium (jer-AY-nee-um) (Info)
Species: pratense (pray-TEN-see) (Info)
Cultivar: Striatum
Additional cultivar information: (aka Splish Splash, Splish-splash)

Synonym:Geranium pratense striatum

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
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
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive maccionoadha On Jul 29, 2007, maccionoadha from Halifax, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I've grown these for years and they are the most beautiful flowers. No two are the same. They are a hardy perennial. It takes 80-120 days to germinate at 55-85 degrees fahrenheit. It prefers to grow in loamy soil. Grow in full sun to part shade. It grows18-30 inches(45-75cm) tall. I highly recommend them.

Positive Weezingreens On Nov 24, 2002, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

My first plant was given to me by a fellow gardener here in Seward, Alaska. She had several plants that were the product of self-sowing. Since then, I have collected seed and started them indoors in the spring. They seem quite hardy in our Zone 3 area, with our cool summers and long winters.


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

Juneau, Alaska
Keystone Heights, Florida
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Plainfield, Illinois
Manson, Iowa
Halifax, Massachusetts
Freehold, New Jersey
Rochester, New York
Southold, New York
Corning, Ohio
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Kalama, Washington
Seattle, Washington

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