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Cranesbill Geranium 'Dilys'

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Description

Geranium 'Dilys', introduced by Axle Tree Nursery, is a hybrid cultivar of the species G. sanguinium and G. procurrens.  It has deep magenta-purple flowers and a sprawling habit that lends it for use as a groundcover.

This plant does best in moist, rich, well-drained soil and full sun to partial or light shade.  It tolerates some drought as well as deer and rabbits.  Deadhead or trim back to revigorate blooming.

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Tags:
#perennial#container plant#low maintenance#cottage garden#mounding#spreading#herbaceous perennial#hybrids#groundcover#rock gardens#borders#clumping
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#perennial#container plant#low maintenance#cottage garden#mounding#spreading#herbaceous perennial#hybrids#groundcover#rock gardens#borders#clumping
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Geranium
    Family:
    Geraniaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Root Cutting
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Hybrid origin
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 8 in. - 0 ft. 10 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Mounding
    Spreading
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Brown/Copper
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Classic "crane's bill" fruit with a long beak.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Funnel
    Saucer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    5-petaled red-purple to magenta-purple flowers just over an inch large. Each petal has dark veining. Blooms from late spring through summer.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Palmatifid
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Palmately-lobed leaves in 5-7 sections. Slightly pubescent.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    Prostrate, sprawling stems.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Rabbits