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Geranium incanum 'Sugar Plum'

Hardy Geranium

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Item #: 7453

Zones: 7b to 9b, at least

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: South Africa

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

This purple-flowered selection of the South African native (SW Cape to East Cape) G. incanum makes a wonderful textural foil in the summer garden. This true geranium, not to be confused with pelargoniums, makes an open mound to 3' wide of very airy, finely-cut green leaves, which are topped starting in late spring and sporadically through summer with large, lavender purple, saucer-like flowers. We have found this very easy to grow in well-drained, full sun sites. In colder climates, G. 'Sugar Plum' is a perfect textural foil in summer combination pots.