Geranium PATRICIA (BAREROOT) ‘STARTER PLANT’
Geranium (Hardy Geranium or Crane’s Bill) sanguineum ‘Patricia’
This hardy geranium cultivar is a bushy, sprawling, clump-forming perennial with palmate, deeply lobed, dark green leaves (2-3″ across). ‘Patricia’ typically grows in a creeping mound of about 15-25″ tall with a similar spread across. It features 5-petaled, magenta-pink flowers with black star-shaped centers.
Flowers bloom in late spring (May-June) in hot summer climates, but may bloom throughout the summer in cooler northern climates. Summer rebloom may occur if plants are cut back hard after flowering. A superb plant for a cottage garden or informal border where it is close to its neighbors, and is particularly good teamed with old fashioned roses. Suitable for cut flowers.
Hardy and will grow in most areas of the United States. Listed as hardy in zones 3-10, it will tolerate the dry heat of the southwest but does not like the humid heat of the southeast. Some hardy Geraniums are also notorious self-seeders, but Magnificum is a sterile hybrid that will grow only where you plant it.
Planting Instructions: Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Propagated by seeds and division of roots. Should be transplanted from the seedbed in early spring. Prefers full sun and well-drained soil.