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Geranium pratense ‘Dark Reiter’
Geranium pratense ‘Dark Reiter’
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Geranium pratense ‘Dark Reiter’

Meadow Cranesbill

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.229.620

The perennial Cranesbills include a number of plants that are excellent for massing in the border or woodland garden. This compact selection forms a mound of deeply-cut, plum-purple foliage, bearing clusters of lilac-blue flowers appearing early to late summer. Perfect for containers. Trim back to 4 inches after blooming, to rejuvenate the foliage. Easily divided in spring or fall if desired. Developed from G. ‘Midnight Reiter’ and ‘Victor Reiter'.

Further details for
Geranium pratense ‘Dark Reiter’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Purple Black
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  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.