Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionAppearing as though it was freshly speckled with a can of indigo paint, 'Delft Blue' cranesbill (Geranium pratence) is sure to turn your garden into a masterpiece. Like a painting, each flower's coloring is unique, which we think only adds to its charm. A great choice as a groundcover, we love watching cranesbill drift over the landscape and cover it with a sea of long-lasting blooms. 'Delft Blue' cranesbill is an excellent choice for gardeners of any skill level and will surprise you with its ease of care. Add this perennial to your garden, and you'll create your very own art museum right in your own backyard!DetailsBotanical name: Geranium pratence Common name: Cranesbill, geranium Zone: 4-8 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun), part sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 20-24" tall and 18-24" wide Foliage color: Green Flower color: White petals speckled with blue, purple, and indigo hues Bloom time: Late spring -early fall Features: Rare & unusual, rain gardens, rabbit & deer resistant, heat tolerant, ground covers, cold tolerant Uses: Ground cover, container plant, border, pollinator gardens How To GrowSoil: Tolerant of most well-draining soils but prefers moderate fertility and moist soil. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun). Plants prefer some part afternoon shade in the southern half of their growing zone. Water: Average water needs. Established plants have some drought tolerance. Spacing: 18 inches. Fertilizing: Benefits from a light application of balanced, granular fertilizer in early spring. Winterizing: No specific care is needed. Can leave foliage standing for winter and remove in spring when new growth begins. Maintenance & pruning: Can prune anytime during the summer to shape the plant. Divide and move clumps in spring.
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Came well packaged. Transplanted a day later and is looking healthy a month later. Can’t wait to see the blooms!
Dazzling Delft Blue 😁
Very vigorous Geranium. I purchased two and planted them in late April and have a look at these delightful blooms 😊
Thank you for offering such a charming plant.
J.P. (New Hampshire)
As pretty as its picture
I planted this geranium shortly before leaving on a trip, so it had to fend for itself, and it did so beautifully. It has just started to bloom, and the blooms really are as pretty as shown in the catalog, very unusual. This is a taller, more upright geranium than some. It's an interesting addition to the garden.
I aM so pleased with the quality of my lovely plants.
Already submitted an email fir this plant. It died. Just an inferior plant. The supplier you used also sells to Lowe’s and they don’t do well here.
Hello! We're sorry to hear that you've had trouble with your cranesbill. As mentioned on our website, we do ship young plants with well established root systems. Our customer service team will answer your email in the order it was received and can assist you further. Happy Gardening!