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Rozanne Cranesbill

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Vigorous growth with long flowering period, this selection features mounds of deep green foliage topped with gorgeous violet-blue flowers; blooms from late spring to early frost; excellent for borders, containers and hanging baskets

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
18 inches
Average Landscape Width:
24 inches
Growth Rate:
medium
Genus:
Geranium
Cultivar:
Rozanne
Flower Color:
blue
Flower Period:
from late spring to mid summer
Summer Foliage Color:
forest green
Fall Color:
red
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
mounded
Canopy:
closed
Pruning:
prune after flowering
Pollution Tolerance:
medium
Other Species Names:
Hardy Geranium
Branching:
herbaceous
Spacing:
20 inches
Flower Eye Color:
white

Ornamental Features

Rozanne Cranesbill has masses of beautiful blue flowers with white eyes at the ends of the stems from late spring to mid summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its deeply cut lobed palmate leaves are forest green in color. As an added bonus, the foliage turns a gorgeous red in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Rozanne Cranesbill is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

Rozanne Cranesbill will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Rozanne Cranesbill is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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