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GERANIUM 'Sue Crûg'

Image of Geranium 'Sue Crûg'

Family

Geraniaceae

Botanical Name

GERANIUM 'Sue Crûg'

Plant Common Name

Hybrid Cranesbill, Sue Crûg Cranesbill

General Description

Ornately lobed leaves create a pretty backdrop for the light violet flowers of ‘Sue Crûg.’ Blooming occurs from midsummer to fall, and the neat, mound-forming, perennial plants require little maintenance.

The stems and rounded, deeply dissected leaves of this geranium are medium green and hairy. In late fall the leaves turn shades of yellow and red. Its delicate flowers first appear when temperatures heat up in midsummer. The five-petaled blooms are light violet pink with darker veins and darker purple centers. The dry, brown fruits are shaped like bird's beaks and filled with seeds.

Grow ‘Sue Crûg’ in full sun and average garden soil that it well-drained. It is tolerant of alkaline soils and light drought. 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 or rock gardens. This cultivar rarely self-sows. It if does, the offspring will not necessarily be true to parent.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

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

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Purple, Lavender, Violet

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Fruit Color

    Tan

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Yellow Green, Orange Red

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No