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Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' - Cranesbill (photo credit: Missouri Botanical Garden)

Perennials

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'

Cranesbill

This old-fashioned hardy geranium is a garden classic. Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' forms large, branching mounds of finely textured leaves and produces cool blue-violet flowers from early to midsummer. It is popular because it is pretty, vigorous and blooms for a long time. The medium green leaves of this hardy perennial turn shades of yellow and red in the fall. From early to midsummer, 'Johnson's Blue' becomes covered with five-petaled, violet-blue flowers. After flowering, cut the old stems back to encourage a flush of fresh new growth and to tidy up the plant.

Additional:

‘Johnson’s Blue’ is one of the most popular blue-flowered geraniums. It first appeared in English gardens in the 1950s.

Cranesbill Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, organic soils. Established plants have some drought tolerance. Plants prefer some part afternoon shade in the St. Louis area.

Height:

12-18 in

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Spread:

24-30 in

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Attributes
Container
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
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