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Geranium pratense Midnight Reiter strain
Geranium pratense Midnight Reiter strain
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Geranium pratense Midnight Reiter strain

Meadow Cranesbill

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.230.910

Unique among the hardy Cranesbills, valued for its stunning display of deeply cut plum-purple leaves, which hold their colour through the whole season. Flowers are cup-shaped, violet-blue and held in loose sprays overtop of the foliage in late spring and early summer. The compact size of this selection makes it perfect for mixed containers, rock gardens, or for edging in the border or woodland garden. Plants may benefit from a hard trim back after flowering is over, to rejuvenate the leaves. Easily divided in early spring, every 3 to 4 years.

Further details for
Geranium pratense Midnight Reiter strain

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
  Purple Black
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Rabbit Resistant
   20-25 cm
   8-10 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.