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Wlassov's Geranium, Wlassov's Cranesbill
Geranium wlassovianum

Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Geranium (jer-AY-nee-um) (Info)
Species: wlassovianum (vla-so-vee-AH-hum ) (Info)
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Crystal Lake, Illinois

Cincinnati, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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

An easy and adaptable perennial with dusky deep purple flowers in July-October. Habit is sprawling. Makes a good weed-smothering groundcover.

Full sun in cool summer climates, but needs part to full shade where summers are hot. Needs consistent moisture. Goes dormant in times of summer drought.

In the Chicago Botanic Garden's 2004 hardy geranium performance evaluations, this performed well.

Hardy to Z3. Native to Siberia, Mongolia and China.

Foliage often develops beautiful red fall color.