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Geranium 'Patricia'

Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Geranium (jer-AY-nee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Patricia

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


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

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

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

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6 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral coriaceous On Oct 20, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Much like G. psilostemon, but with somewhat softer flower color.

In 2005, the Royal Horticultural Society granted this plant its coveted Award of Garden Merit.

In the Chicago Botanic Garden's hardy geranium performance evaluation, this cultivar received a rating of "poor" (one star of a possible four).

A hybrid (G. endressii x G. psilostemon) bred by Alan Bremner in the Orkney Islands, Scotland.

The cultivar name is 'Brempat'. "Patricia" is a proprietary trade name.

Positive gardeningfun On May 26, 2011, gardeningfun from Harpersfield, OH (Zone 5a) wrote:

Bought this from Breck's nursery in 2010 as a baby plant. It didn't grow or flower last year. I was afraid it would die. It didn't look good. This year it looks great and has been flowering for a week or two. It is 3 times the size of last year and looks very healthy. I bought a set of 5 geraniums from Breck's and none of them flowered last year or grew, but this year they look real good. They were a variety pack. We are in zone 5b with heavy clay soil that I amended around the base of plant and heavy snowstorms in winter with no protection. They didn't seem to mind that, at all.

Positive rabbitsdiner On May 24, 2010, rabbitsdiner from Carmel, IN wrote:

An excellent plant. Patricia is tall for a geranium. Lovely foliage. Leaves are fairly large. Her magenta blooms have a star shaped black center. She has a nice long bloom time.She doesn't self sow for me so this is a great plant to have if you want it to stay put! She has held her own quite well against anemone 'Robustissima', which quite vigorous.This is a super low maintainance plant.

Positive saya On Jul 17, 2009, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

'Patricia' keeps on flowering and flowering during may, june, juli plant is covering nearly two square meters with vivid pink flowers..

Positive altagardener On Mar 2, 2008, altagardener from Calgary, AB (Zone 3b) wrote:

'Patricia' is an extremely good hardy geranium; very large and upright, with the most extravagant bloom throughout the season. Hardy and undemanding in zone 3, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Positive northgrass On Jun 23, 2006, northgrass from West Chazy, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:

For me, this plant is quite tall and open, it looks its best growing among other plants. It does not act as a ground cover as some of my other geraniums do. A nice plant in the right spot.

Positive philomel On Nov 5, 2004, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenes
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

A beautiful hardy geranium of substance with eye catching flowers. One of my favourites, it is an easy grower.

Neutral Weezingreens On Sep 12, 2002, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

In the spring the foliage is chartreuse. The large flowers are magenta with dark centers and bloom over a long period of time. They are an easy geranium to cultivate.


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

Hamden, Connecticut
Old Lyme, Connecticut
Carmel, Indiana
Clark, New Jersey
Cincinnati, Ohio
Geneva, Ohio
Wakefield, Rhode Island
Knoxville, Tennessee
Waterbury Center, Vermont
Lexington, Virginia
Radford, Virginia
Sheboygan, Wisconsin

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