'New Hamphsire Purple' hardy geranium = deep magenta flowers, deeply cut leaves, round wide and slowly spreading mounds and crimson-red fall color.
Tough hardy Geranium, native to Europe, but quite popular in North American landscaping. Does well in somewhat hotter and cooler climates too. Long-lived perennial.
Grows only to 12-18" of height and 15" of width and is slowly spreading into a bit wider clumps. Regular, dense mounds of fragrant dissected leaves, flowers for only 2-2.5 weeks in May/June.
Groundcovering plant for full sun, half shade and virtually any soil, that is not waterlogged (tolerates clay, dry soils, sandy or rocky).
Average moisture to dry soil, grows fairly well in dry shade too. Hardy in zone 4 to 9.
Deer and rabbit resistant plant. May attracts some pollinators - butterflies and honey bees.
Very dependable perennial for edges, front of the perennial bed, edges of woodland gardens, rock gardens, big containers, roof gardens,...excellent filler and very good ground covering habit, can be used as single plant in small flower bed, in groups or in masses as groundcover.
Very adaptable and versatile filling plant that can be combined with many perennials - both on the drier soil scale requirement to the more avarege to slightly more moist soils.
An excellent companion of popular daylilies (Hemerocallis) and bearded Iris (iris x barbata, Iris x germanica) or Amsonia. It meets in bloom with late Peonia, late blooming bearded Irises or Salvia nemorosa (Salvia x sylvestris hybrids) and many grasses.
Pot Size : square 3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot
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