Geranium, Cranesbill, Hardy Geranium 'Purple Passion'

Geranium x antipodeum

Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Geranium (jer-AY-nee-um) (Info)
Species: x antipodeum
Cultivar: Purple Passion
Additional cultivar information:(PP19157)
Hybridized by Dean
Registered or introduced: 2007
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Category:

Perennials

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Foliage Color:

Burgundy/Maroon

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 8, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This is a selection of G. x antipodeum, with purple foliage and bright purple flowers over a long season where summers are cool, from summer with intermittant rebloom into fall.

Like other G. x antipodeum selections, this isn't hardy north of Z7, and it hates hot humid summers. It's a better candidate for the west coast than for eastern North America.

Bred in New Zealand from two native New Zealand species: Geranium traversii var. elegans and G. sessiliflorum. Open pollinated seed was sown and plants selected over several generations for purple foliage and bright purple flowers.

US PP 3 19157 Feb 2007.

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