Orion Geranium


Orion Geranium

Geranium pratense 20–24" tall.

Clusters of single 1" sapphire-blue flowers with violet veins. Forms a slightly smaller mound than other geraniums we offer. Blooms continuously from late spring through fall, the first big flush of flowers arrives in late May, with a lighter repeat bloom cycle continuing well into autumn.

Vigor, longevity, hardiness, lo-o-ong flowering period and lush attractive foliage make this plant useful for borders, edging, rock gardens or as an orchard companion.

Name confusion may be a big reason why this attractive easy-to-grow genus is not more well known: the popular bedding and indoor plant with big red flowers widely called called geranium is actually Pelargonium.

Attracts beneficial insects. Low-growing spreading groundcover. For best results plant in the lightly shaded areas of wild open woodland gardens or in the orchard underneath your ancient apple trees. Plant 12-18" apart in average garden soil. Z4. (bare-root crowns)

698 Orion
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Additional Information

Herbaceous Perennial Plants

When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock immediately. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. Surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. Store plants in their packaging in a cool (35–40°) location until you are ready to plant. If it’s going to be awhile, you can pot up your perennials.

Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors before danger of frost has passed. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting.

For more info:
About planting bare-root perennials