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Geranium x magnificum ‘Rosemoor’
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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 x magnificum ‘Rosemoor’ full sun  partial shade  new plant

A selected form of its sterile relation, G. x magnificum, ‘Rosemoor’ is touted as one of the best recent Geranium introductions, boasting prolific bluer flowers plus exceptional vitality. Saucer-style 2 in. wide, 5-petaled blue-violet blooms with prominent red veins sojourn in luxe, outfacing dense clusters well above a medium green clump. Unimpeded by occasional dry spells once established, the good-looking somewhat hairy palmate leaves are deeply lobed and adopt old gold, orange and cardinal tones come autumn.

Blooms May–mid-July

Size: 18"–2' 0" high x 20" wide; hardy to zone 5.

Geranium x magnificum ‘Rosemoor’ (P-1988)
Each $8.50
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