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Crane's Bill

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'

Soft mounds of foliage with saucer-shaped blue flowers. Foliage changes colors in the fall.

The Border selections of Cranesbill Geranium are valuable fillers for colour in early to mid summer. This variety forms a mound of bold green foliage, bearing large cup-shaped bright-blue flowers. Plants need to be cut back hard after blooming to encourage fresh new foliage and to tidy up the inevitable post-blooming floppiness. Easily divided in spring or fall. Though this has long been the ?standard? or classic blue-flowered Cranesbill selection, newer hybrids such as ?Rozanne? are not only less floppy in habit but also longer blooming.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms early to mid summer

Mature Height:

20-23 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

2-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 60-65°F in high light levels, keep on the drier side until new growth appears. Once actively growing, keep evenly moist and feed at 100-125 ppm N with each watering. Avoid wet foliage to prevent diseases. Plants generally finish in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at or just below the soil surface. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in moist, well-drained soil. Low maintenance long lived perennial.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.