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Geranium sanguineum ‘Apfelblute’
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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 sanguineum ‘Apfelblute’ full sun  partial shade  new plant

During the early 1980s, venerated plantsman Ernest Pagels selected this refined cultivar from a group of Geranium sanguineum ‘Splendens’ seedlings. Bathed in the softest of pinks, the large, flat saucer-shaped flowers display subtly darker pink veins and margins. Interlacing leafy stems and small, deeply divided round leaves craft a low, easy-care, dapper dark green mat that flashes orange, henna and brilliant red autumn hues. ‘Apfelblute’s untold elegance is equally at home in the rockery, trailing over a stone wall, softening pavers or edging the front of a border.

Blooms May–August

Size: 10" high x 2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 5.

Geranium sanguineum ‘Apfelblute’ (P-1990)
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