Geranium pratense 'Boom Chocolatta' PP32026 (20)ct Flat
Common Name: Hardy Geranium, Cranesbill
This perennial certainly does have a chocolatey look! This Geranium pratense hybrid has rich, dark bronze leaves and an upright habit, with blue-purple flowers covering the top of the habit, starting in early summer. Compared to older genetics, 'Boom Chocolatta' is more vigorous, and has a very refined habit. Use it as a contrast with green-leaved plants in your sun garden!
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.
This species of geranium is easy to grow in almost any type of well-drained soil. It is reported to be more tolerant of alkaline soil than the other species. Plants should be sited in full sun or partial shade for best flowering performance. After blooming, plants can be cut back hard to encourage a flush of new growth and to prevent self-seeding.
This species is able to tolerate short periods of dry soil once it is well-established. It requires minimal care and is generally not bothered by insects or diseases.
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. The common name, Cranesbill, refers to the beak-like shaped seed pod.
Height: 24.0-26.0 Inches
Spread: 28.0-30.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8
Flower Color: Purple-blue shades
Foliage Color: Dark Bronze shades
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun) to Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Average Water Needs
Poor to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Late Spring to Midsummer
Border Plant, Easy To Grow, Mass Planting