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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 4 - 6 Inches
  • Mature Spread 4 - 6 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

A colorful, mounding perennial, the New Hampshire Geranium has the ability to thrive in a range of soil types, withstand hot sun,  and need little supplemental irrigation. Dissected leaves provide landscape interest, but the real draw are the plant’s beautiful purple blossoms.  Magenta-purple flowers appear in late spring and persist well into the summer. For a final show each year, the leaves often turn a brilliant crimson-red.

It is also deer and rabbit resistant and attracts bees and butterflies. A creeping habit makes the New Hampshire geranium an excellent choice for a massed planting. Its ability to withstand hot sun and cold winter conditions makes it quite versatile. Whether in an alpine or rock garden or used as a woodland border, edging, or groundcover, it fills in quickly to create a bushy but fine-textured interest.

New Hampshire Geranium Care

The New Hampshire Geranium prefers fertile, well-drained soils but does tolerate drier, poorer soils. It requires a site with at least 4 hours of direct sun daily to thrive. Once established, the geranium is fairly drought tolerant, so it is often recommended for “waterwise” landscapes. It typically requires about half an inch of moisture weekly, so may need supplemental irrigation during extended dry spells.

A light pruning to remove spent blooms after the first flowering encourages reblooming. If old stems flop over after the first blooming or in midsummer and regrow from the base, the old stems can be cut just above the soil line to maintain a tidier appearance. After plants enter dormancy in the fall, remove dead leaves and stems.

New Hampshire Geranium Spacing

The New Hampshire Geranium grows low to the ground and spreads slowly by underground runners. It reaches a spread of 12 to 15 inches, so bear this in mind when spacing for massed plantings or using the geranium as a filler plant between other specimens. It can also be divided every few years.

New Hampshire Geranium Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 4 - 6 Inches
Mature Spread: 12 - 15 Inches
Spacing: 12 - 15 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Edging, Groundcovers, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
Common Name: New Hampshire Geranium
Other Name(s):

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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.