GERANIUM 'Brempat'(PATRICIA) PPAF
Plant Common Name
Hybrid Cranesbill, Patricia Cranesbill
In early summer, Patricia produces lots of vibrant magenta-pink flowers with black eyes. This hardy herbaceous perennial has a large, mounded, spreading habit. It is vigorous, easy to grow and one of the better tall cranesbill cultivars for general garden use. It was bred by the prolific Geranium hybridizer Alan Bremner and is a cross between Geranium endressii and G. psilostemon.
The fine-textured leaves of Patricia are medium green, palmate, deeply lobed and have toothed edges. From early to midsummer, its hairy stems hold clusters of magenta-pink, five-petaled flowers with black centers. These are followed by seed-filled dry fruits that are shaped like bird's beaks. The seeds are viable, and plants will self-sow. After flowering, cut the old stems back to encourage a flush of fresh new growth.
Grow this hardy geranium in full sun and average garden soil with even moisture and average drainage. It is tolerant of alkaline and clay soils. Plants may need staking because their stems can be upright and leggy—particularly if grown in partial sun. When summers heat up the plants should be supplied with regular water. This perennial is ideal for mixed perennial borders and cottage gardens. Its seedlings will be variable and not true to parent.
AHS Heat Zone
8 - 1
USDA Hardiness Zone
3 - 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
22"-28" / 55.9cm - 71.1cm
27"-34" / 68.6cm - 86.4cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer