Hardy Geranium
Geranium 'Dilys'

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

Perennials

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

Easton, Maryland

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

Vigorous, prostrate, long-blooming. In 2005, the Royal Horticultural Society granted this hardy geranium its coveted Award of Garden Merit. An article on the RHS website recommends this as one of the ten best hardy geraniums.
[HYPERLINK@www.rhs.org.uk]

At the Chicago Botanic Gardens 2004 hardy geranium evaluations, it bloomed for about 7 weeks and reached 4' across. It earned 3.5-4 stars out of a possible 5. [HYPERLINK@www.chicagobotanic.org]

Rebloom is better in cool-summer climates. It is said to tolerate poor drainage b... read more

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On Mar 21, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

GERANIUM - Cranesbill Short to Medium - Plant 14-24" apart. zone 4-G. Dilys - Short 10-12" - Plant 24" apart. Red purple flowers, with darker eyes and veining bloom from July to November.

General Information:
Mounded in form. Cranesbill is a favorite for its excellent habit and late spring to summer blooming period. Flowers remain nestled among the leaves.

Plant Care:
Can be cut back hard after the first main bloom, or at any time, and will soon leaf out and even bloom again.