Wlassov’s cranesbill (Geranium wlassovianum) is an out-of-the-ordinary species of hardy cranesbill, or hardy geranium. It generally has a low, spreading habit (12 to 18 inches tall but easily 2 feet across). Its long, trailing stems can also weave into taller companions and pop up higher above the ground. The purple-blue flowers are sprinkled over the broad, fuzzy, lobed leaves in mid to late summer. If the plants looks a bit rangy, producing few blooms, cut the whole plant back to about 2 inches in late summer and they will put out fresh leafy growth and more flowers well into autumn. The fall foliage color rivals that of many deciduous shrubs and trees, with bright reds, oranges, and yellows. Full sun to partial shade with average to moist but well-drained soil. Perennial; Zones 3 to 8.
Collected in September and October 2022. Each packet contains at least 10 seeds. Very limited quantity; one packet per customer.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.
Deanna (verified owner) –
I received seeds in fall of 2020 and winter sowed them in milk jugs. Germination was at least 75%. Not all of those survived as they were crowded out by other seeds planted in the same jug. Survivors are planted out and will be a beautiful addition to the garden. I have ordered more seeds and will provide them more space to germinate. Their early leaves are much larger than many other plants and benefit from some room to “stretch.”
Julie Vance (verified owner) –