Geranium 'Dragon Heart'
  Common Name: Geranium-Hardy
Common Name (Alternative): Cranesbill
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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Standing at least 2ft. tall, this monster-sized Geranium makes a prime focal point in the garden. 

Large 2in. wide, magenta flowers with a black center and veining are produced in great abundance for most of the summer.  The plant is clump forming with long, spreading stems and very large leaves. 

Try planting 'Dragon Heart' near the edge of a wall, on a slope, or anyplace that needs a bright spot of color. 

Hybridized by Alan Bremner of Scotland.

Hardy geraniums are wonderful filler plants for any landscape, either residential or commercial. They blend nicely with most other perennials and offer continuous color throughout the summer months.

Breeder: Alan Bremner

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  24 Inches
Spread:
  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:
  Purple-red shades
Foliage Color:
  Green shades
Hardiness Zone:
5,6,7,8
Find Your Zone
Sun or Shade?:
  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
  Average water needs
Need critter resistant plants?:
  Deer resistant
  Rabbit resistant
How fast should it grow?:
  Medium
When should it bloom?:
  Early summer
  Midsummer
  Late summer
How's your soil?:
  Poor Soil
  Average Soil
  Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
  Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
  Eclectic

 

Size(s) Offered:

  Plugs: 30ct

Attributes:

Border plants
Specimen or focal point
Easy to grow

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Cranesbill is generally quite adapatable to a variety of growing conditions.  Though it prefers moist, well-drained soil, it will also tolerate periods of drought once established.  For this reason, it is a good choice for southern gardens. 

Cranesbill will grow in full sun or part shade.  In too much shade, however, its habit will be less compact and fewer flowers will be produced. 

Geraniums are generally considered pest free.  They require little care once established, but may be divided every 3-4 years.  If the foliage begins to look raggedy by late summer, simply trim it back.  A new flush of foliage will quickly take its place.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Hemerocallis 'Fire King'
Common Name: Daylily
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Sedum 'Mr. Goodbud' PP17671 COPF
Common Name: Stonecrop-Autumn
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Fire' PP19367
Common Name: Grass-Ornamental
4,5,6,7,8,9
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Leucanthemum superbum 'Highland White Dream'
Common Name: Shasta Daisy
5,6,7,8,9
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Hosta 'Empress Wu' PP20774 CPBR4240
Common Name: Hosta
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Fun Facts:

The commmon name, Cranesbill, refers to the beak-like shaped seed pod.

While every effort has been made to describe this plant accurately, please keep in mind that the height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates throughout the country. The description of this plant was written based on our experience growing it in Michigan (USDA hardiness zone 5) and on numerous outside resources.