- Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 2 Feet
- Mature Spread 2 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
With dark bronze colored foliage and bluish-purple flowers, Geranium pratense is a great complementary plant to contrast other bright green foliage plants. Growing upright, it has a medium size of around 24”-26” tall and 28”-30” wide with a mounding habit. Its flowering will begin in early summer and will continue through late summer. This easy to maintain perennial is the perfect addition for those looking for a visual appeal within their garden.
Pollinator friendly, your local bees will be thrilled with this addition! It is resistant to deer and rabbits. Insects and diseases are not a common worry as it is naturally resistant to these nuisances . Once its roots are established, the soil can go dry for a short amount of time without consistent watering. Use this perennial in mass plantings, bordering plantings, container gardening or as edging plants to create numerous visual effects throughout your garden.
Boom Chocolatta Hardy Geranium Care
Hardy to zones 4-8, it is an easy to maintain perennial. Plant this in partial to full sun, ensuring it has at least 4 hours of sunlight each day. This will thrive whether your soil quality is poor, average or fertile. Neutral or slightly alkaline soil will provide the necessary nutrients to encourage great growth and beautiful blooms.
After blooming is finished for the season, simply trim below the spent blooms. This allows new growth to flourish for the next season.
Boom Chocolatta Hardy Geranium Spacing
With its mounding habit, spacing is recommended to be 28”-30” on center. This allows the original plants, in any setting, adequate space to grow and still blend in with other plants. Container gardening can be achieved by companion planting about 12”-16” away from the center of the plant.
Boom Chocolatta Geranium Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 2 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Blue, Purple|
|Flower Description: Blue Purple|
|Bloom Period: Summer|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous, Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Black, Brown, Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit|
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
|Common Name: Boom Chocolatta Geranium|
|Other Name(s): Cranesbills|
|Scientific Name: Geranium pratense USPP 32,026|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.