Hardiness: 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
Foliage: Herbaceous Chartreuse/Yellow
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: Patented
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
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.
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.