Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
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Ornately lobed green leaves create a lacy backdrop for the light blue-violet flowers with pink-lavender casting of the Spinners cranesbill. Blooming occurs in summertime; this hybrid perennial is an upright, large mounding perennial requiring little maintenance.
The stems and very deeply dissected leaves of this geranium are green and hairy. In late fall the leaves turn shades of yellow and red. Its delicate flowers appear across summer. The five-petaled blooms are a lavender-blue-violet. The dry, brown fruits are shaped like bird's beaks and filled with seeds.
Grow ‘Spinners' in full sun and average garden soil that is humus-rich, moist but well-drained. It is tolerant of alkaline soils and light drought but in hot summer regions light shade is best. The foliage may begin to look ratty in hot summer weather. If this happens, trim back the old to allow a flush of new leaves and to coax it to rebloom in fall. This perennial is best placed in sunny perennial gardens massed or intermingling its upright flower stems with other shrubs and flowers. This cultivar may self-sow and if it does, the offspring will not necessarily be true to parent.
9 - 1
4 - 8
2a, 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
28"-42" / 71.1cm - 106.7cm
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
Light Blue, Lavender, Blue Violet
Tan, Sandy Brown
Green, Light Green
Yellow, Red, Dark Red
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