Scientific Name : Geranium 'Sweet Heidy'
Common Name : Cranesbill
Hardiness Zone : 4a - 8b
Hardiness Degree : -30°F (-34.4°C)
Product Form : Bareroot
Blooming Season : Late Spring, Late Summer, Summer, Autumn
Plant Habit : Mounded
Characteristics : Deer Resistant, Shade Tolerant
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 18 - 22" (46 - 56cm)
Height : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
Width : 15 - 18" (38 - 46cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Distinct white centers surrounded by pink, fusing into blue at the edges and overlaid with clearly marked dark veins. Produces a very large number of flowers.
Idea & Tips : Sun to partial shade, well-drained soil.
Grower Information : Colorful flowers with distinct white centers surrounded by pink, fusing into blue at the edges and overlaid with clearly marked dark veins. Produces a very large number of flowers. Plants have the mounding, spreading, long-blooming habit associated with G. wallichianum.
Protection Information : 'Sweet Heidy' PP19,533
Monday, August 20, 2012
Geranium 'Sweet Heidy'
Big bold and a bit sprawling. I love this hardy geranium. Right now it is spilling out of the pots and down the plant tables 3' or more. It makes and excellent mounding flowering ground cover for sun or light shade. What more could you ask for. ( We don't bring them to the Farmers Market because of the vine/stem length but they are for sale here at the nursery throughout the late summer and fall season.)
Info. below if from the Missouri Botanical Garden:
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun with some light afternoon shade. Flowering decreases in too much shade. Plants prefer moist organic soils. Plants are somewhat intolerant of the heat and humidity of the deep South. If flowering stops and/or plant foliage depreciates in the heat of the summer, shear plants back to rejuvenate, shape and/or encourage additional bloom. Side stems may be removed or trimmed at any time to control spread.
‘Sweet Heidy’ is a hardy geranium that is noted for its unusual tri-colored flowers and long bloom period. It typically grows to 12-14” tall, but creeps to as much as 18-20” wide with a slightly trailing habit. Five-petaled blue-purple flowers with white center areas surrounded by pink bloom from late May to September (sometimes to frost) on stems clad with deeply cut green leaves. Distinctive dark stamens and dark petal veining further accent the unusual flower colors. Reduced flowering may occur in hot summer weather in the St. Louis area. Foliage forms an attractive ground cover throughout the growing season. ‘Sweet Heidy’ was introduced by Marco van Noort who named the cultivar after his wife.
Borders, rock gardens, cottage gardens or wild gardens. Trailing habit is good for hanging baskets, containers, terrace gardens or on the edges of stone walls. Small area ground cover.
● Grows 12-14" (30-36cm) tall by 15-18" (38-46cm) wide
● Distinct white centers surrounded by pink, fusing into blue at the edges and overlaid with clearly marked dark veins. Produces a very large number of flowers.
Sun to partial shade, well-drained soil.
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