Meadow Cranesbill, Hardy Geranium
Geranium pratense 'Midnight Reiter'

Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Geranium (jer-AY-nee-um) (Info)
Species: pratense (pray-TEN-see) (Info)
Cultivar: Midnight Reiter
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Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Burgundy

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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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:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

Carpinteria, California

Fort Collins, Colorado

Portland, Maine

Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Coshocton, Ohio

Lexington, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

Foliage is a beautiful dark purple, darker than its parent, but like most dark-leafed G. pratense, this plant lacks vigor. A smaller plant than other G. pratense cultivars, getting only 8-10" tall, and very slow growing.

In the 2004 hardy geranium evaluations at the Chicago Botanic Garden, this cultivar's performance was rated "fair", and it was one of the least floriferous of the G. pratense cultivars.

Positive

On Jun 20, 2005, gregr18 from Bridgewater, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is a striking dwarf cranesbill with very nice dark purple foliage and blue/lavender flowers. I use it for color contrast in a part sun perennial bed.

Sport of G. pratense "Victor Reiter Jr."