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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.
Named for British Geranium aficionado Dilys Davis,
this carefree Geranium sanguineum and Geranium procurrens cross
strikes a low spreading floriferous stance. Thick, rich
green deeply cut leaves present a bevy of 5-petaled
bright pinkish purple flowers marked by saturated
purple eyes and veins, promising to energize the garden
from early summer ‘til the first frosty night. ‘Dilys’ is
a top-notch vigorous ground cover that tolerates poor
drainage, adapts to sun or shade and celebrates a well-earned
Size: 10" high x 2' 0"–3' 0" wide; hardy to zone 5.
Geranium ‘Dilys’ (P-1801)
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