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PlantFiles: Meadow Cranesbill, Hardy Geranium
Geranium pratense 'Hocus Pocus'

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

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive saya On Jun 9, 2008, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Selected and propagated by Marco van Noort from seedlings of G. pratense 'Purple Haze' . This is also a dark leaved G. pratense. 'Hocus Pocus' is a slow grower.


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

Bloomingdale, Illinois
Lane, Kansas
Saint Louis, Missouri
Butte, Montana
Spring Mills, Pennsylvania
Frisco, Texas
Arlington, Washington
Vancouver, Washington

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