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Geranium pratense 'Midnight 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: Midnight 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:
Unknown - Tell us

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
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral coriaceous 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 gregr18 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."

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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