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Blooms of Bressingham
GERANIUM 'Blogold'(BLUE SUNRISE) PP12955
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The vigorous and beautiful hybrid cransebill ‘Blogold’ was a chance seedling found by Hans Kramer in The Netherlands and introduced as Blue Sunrise by Blooms of Bressingham. Its exact parentage is uncertain.
This exceptional Geranium is one of the best because of its larger blossoms. It maintains a mounded habit and has yellow-green, palmate leaves that are deeply divided, first chartreuse when young. From early summer to fall, it produces many large violet-blue flowers with plum veins atop many branched flower stems. These are followed by dry fruits that are shaped like bird's beaks. The seeds within are rarely viable, so it does not self-sow freely although some seeds are produced and dropped.
Full sun and average garden soil with even moisture are suitable for this hardy geranium. Blue Sunrise is even tolerant of alkaline and clay soils. This is one of the few geraniums that can take the heat when summers heat up but flowering may subside (in such case trim back the plant to rejuvenate and rebloom in autumn). It will even tolerate brief periods of drought. Mixed perennial borders and cottage gardens are perfect for this pretty garden flower. It is exquisite teamed with ornamental grasses in the summer garden in cool summer regions.
9 - 1
5 - 8
2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
12"-20" / 30.5cm - 50.8cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
Yellow Green, Copper, Bronze, Orange Red
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