Geranium, Cranesbill, Hardy Geranium 'Sweet Heidy'

Geranium

Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Geranium (jer-AY-nee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Sweet Heidy
Additional cultivar information:(PP19533, aka Sweet Heidi)
Hybridized by van Noort
Registered or introduced: 2007
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Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 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)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Light Blue

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Vancouver, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

In the Chicago Botanic Garden's geranium trials, this cultivar bloomed plentifully from late spring into fall. They gave it three stars out of a possible four, but singled it out for special mention. The flowers aren't exactly pink, but they're much pinker than those of 'Rozanne.'
http://www.chicagobotanic.org/sites/default/files/pdf/planti...

The mounded, trailing habit resembles that of 'Rozanne', with which it shares a parent. Also like 'Rozanne', the stems do not layer (root), which makes it easy to control.

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On Mar 24, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

The following is provided for info purposes only:

(Plant Patent Applied For.) Most Hardy Geraniums put on a lovely show in late spring and early summer, and in cool climates may even continue throughout the summer season, but never before has one bloomed steadily from spring into fall! This very vigorous, floriferous 2007 introduction is far and away the longest-blooming; and as if that weren't enough, it also combines pink and blue tones on every petal.

Bred by crossing both pink and blue cultivars of G. wallichianum with other pink-flowered varieties, 'Sweet Heidy' offers much improved bloom ability and a semi-trailing habit that works well in a variety of garden and container uses, from difficult slopes to hanging baskets. The merrily veined flowers briskly... read more

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