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Geranium himalayense ‘Irish Blue’
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Geranium

Cranesbill

We’re talking about hardy Geraniums, not the better-known, anything-but-subtle Pelargoniums. True Geraniums are sturdy yet refined, with five-petaled flowers borne on dainty stems close to the palmately-divided leaves.

Their spectrum of colors, from cool to electric, is rivaled only by their ability to create soft mounds and flowing carpets of lush foliage in ordinary garden soil. We plant a succession of varieties to always have some in bloom from spring to fall. Our selections are easily grown and will rebloom after flowering if lightly trimmed. Most die back in winter.

Geranium himalayense ‘Irish Blue’ full sun  partial shade

Large cup-shaped blossoms the color of soft Irish blue, flushed with mauve, are the hallmark of this sublime Graham Thomas 1947 selection. A pronounced purplish eye enhances the pastel-hued flowers that reside on lengthy stalks above a trim dense hummock described by angularly cut, veined dark green leaves. Happiest in a bright home, long blooming ‘Irish Blue’ adopts a winsome low-lying habit, festooning rock gardens or the front of the border and smothering weeds to boot.

Blooms May-September

Size: 10"–12" high x 18"–2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Geranium himalayense ‘Irish Blue’ (P-0076)
Each $7.50
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