In Bloom: Hardy Geranium

Ornamental Features:
Alpenglow Hardy Geranium features beautiful rose flowers at the ends of the stems from mid spring to mid summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. It’s deeply cut lobed palmate leaves are dark green in color. As an added bonus, the foliage turns a gorgeous dark red in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes:
Alpenglow Hardy Geranium is a dense herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance perennial, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season’s flowers. Deer don’t particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Alpenglow is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • General Garden Use
  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Plant Characteristics:
Alpenglow Geranium will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This perennial does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This plant can be propagated by division.

This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Height: 12 inches

Spread: 18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade

Hardiness Zone: 3a

Other Names: Bloody Cranesbill

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  1. download here on October 17, 2021 at 9:29 pm

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