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GERANIUM subcaulescens 'Giuseppii'

Image of Geranium subcaulescens 'Giuseppii'

Family

Geraniaceae

Botanical Name

GERANIUM subcaulescens 'Giuseppii'

Plant Common Name

Cranesbill

General Description

A selection of a low-growing evergreen perennial native to northeastern Turkey and the Balkans, 'Giuseppii' dazzles with vibrant magenta, black-eyed flowers in late spring and early summer. The five-petaled, saucer-shaped blooms are borne on short stems above compact cushions of round, finely dissected gray-green leaves. The flowers have

Grow Geranium subcaulescens 'Giuseppii' in full to partial sun. Afternoon shade is beneficial in areas with hot summers, where longevity is often reduced. Evenly moist soil promotes vigor and tolerance of short periods of drought. This is a pretty alpine that looks great in rock gardens and border edges. It is also deer and rabbit resistant.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm

  • Width

    10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    Europe, Southern Europe, Turkey

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Pink, Magenta, Black

  • Fruit Color

    Gray Green, Tan

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Gray Green, Gray

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Olive, Gray

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Gray

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Alpine, Container, Edging, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes