Geranium, Cranesbill, Hardy Geranium 'Chocolate Candy'

Geranium x antipodeum

Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Geranium (jer-AY-nee-um) (Info)
Species: x antipodeum
Cultivar: Chocolate Candy
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Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Groundcovers

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:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

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:

Non-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:

Fairfield, California

Vancouver, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 22, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

G. x antipodeum isn't hardy north of Z7. Intolerant of hot summers, this is a cool-summer plant. In North America, this is not a plant for the east.

Positive

On Mar 15, 2009, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

When I ordered this one last week this was the info given on the Gereniaceae.com website:
From Coen Jansen, Holland and named by Dan Heims. The best of the large colored leaf G. antipodean selections. Large milk-chocolate-colored leaves and bright pink flowers with a pale center. Good mounding form. Holds its leaf color well all season.

The one I saw growing in a sunny bed at a friends house was GORGEOUS when in bloom and the brown foliage is quite attractive too....

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