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Geranium phaeum ‘Walküre’
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Geranium phaeum Walküre

<i>Geranium phaeum</i> ‘Walküre’

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 phaeum ‘Walküre’ partial shade  shade lover

This demure beauty is ideal for the moist shady recesses of your garden, entertaining large lavender blue flowers with light centers. Soft green leaves, chiseled into seven or nine lobed and toothed segments, form a generous, easy-to-grow basal clump. Perched on tall branching stems, the clustered signature blooms feature broad, slightly recurving pointed petals.

Set off its shimmering pastel hues by planting alongside Trollius ‘Alabaster’.

Blooms April – August.

Size: 15"–18" high x 2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 5.

Geranium phaeum ‘Walküre’ (P-1651)
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