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'Boom Chocolatta' Hardy Geranium, Cranesbill Geranium pratense

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
2'2" 2'6"
Height: 2' - 2'2"
Spread: 2'4" - 2'6"
  • Details

    Features

    Dark bronze leaves are topped with blue-purple flowers on an upright habit. Use it as a contrast to green-leafed perennials in the garden.

    Foliage Interest
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Rabbits

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 26 Inches
    Spacing: 
    28 - 30 Inches
    Spread: 
    28 - 30 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Blue
    Flower Colors: 
    Purple
    Flower Shade: 
    Blue-purple
    Foliage Colors: 
    Black
    Foliage Colors: 
    Brown
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark bronze
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Poor Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Alkaline Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Grows well in almost any type of well-drained soil. Cut back after blooming to encourage new growth. Tolerates short periods of drought once established.

    'Boom Chocolatta' Geranium pratense USPP 32,026
  • 3 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • These are magnificent! Gorgeous in full bloom but they are even more stunning in the fall after they bloom! The inside of the plant turns hot pink with dark green/purple leaves! I would buy it just for the fall foliage. I wish I could upload a photo!

      GardenGal
      , Virginia
      , United States
      , 9 weeks ago
    • I saw these at my garden center in the Spring and grabbed two after seeing the plants in full bloom on Garden Answer . They are in full sun and are very happy in their new home! They have increased in size and are already on their second flush of blooms. I just love the dark foliage with the bright blue flowers, and also glad that the neighborhood rabbits leave them alone!!

      Cheryl Dexter
      , New York
      , United States
      , 26 weeks ago
    • Absolutely love this plant, the flowers almost glow.

      K. Fettes
      , British Columbia
      , Canada
      , 29 weeks ago
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