Very vigourous, large-flowered hybrid of Geranium sanquineum and Geranium psilostemon. Tough and long-lived perennial.
For some reason still not very common in American gardens and public landscaping.
We trialed this one in our hot and humid climate of southern Indiana (zone 6) and it does very well here. This is sure the good genetics of reliable Geranium sanquineum and 'Tiny Monster' is kinda G. sanguineum on steroids.
It is spreading wide, sprawling and trailing stems and large magenta-pink flowers (11/2” diameter). Flowers in late spring and early summer, sporadically also during full summer and early fall. But blooming is usually interrupted by the summer heat. Bronze-red fall color.
12" tall x 24"+ wide, wider clumps can smother small plants, so leave some room for this one.
Full sun in cooler areas (northeast, coastal), half shade in hotter climates. Average soil, moderately fertile (enriched with some organic matter or compost) with average moisture. Established plants seem to be pretty drought tolerant.
Avoid waterlogged soil. Tolerates clay, dry soils, sandy or rocky. Hardy in zone 4 to 9.
Deer and rabbit resistant plant.
For beds, use as groundcover or filler on the edges or in the middle of medium-sized flower bed.
Very adaptable and versatile filling plant that can be combined with many perennials - both on slightly drier soil scale requirement to the more averege to slightly more moist soils.
An excellent companion of popular daylilies (Hemerocallis), Iris, but also Amsonia, Baptisia and other upright perennials and grasses. It often trails on the taller plants.
Pot Size : square 3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot
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