Geranium ‘Philippe Vapelle’

hardy geranium, cranesbill

Outstanding Qualities

This interesting small hardy geranium is grown as much for its foliage as it is for its flowers. The leaves are rounded with a slight gentle cut and an unusual sage green color with a felted appearance. In late spring to early summer lavender-blue pop up above the leaves. Each bloom is etched with dark purple veins creating an almost violet-lavender tone to the flower. This is an excellent choice for the front of the garden bed or tucked into a rockery.

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: black, bronze, burgundy, yellow

Great Color Partners: blue, pink, purple, silver, white

Culture Notes

Geranium 'Philippe Vapelle' prefers a site with full sun and a rich well-drained to sandy soil location. It will flower and grow its best with regular watering during extended dry periods. The foliage can be cut to the ground in fall once it starts to look faded.

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Quick Facts

Plant Type: mounding perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 m.)

Plant Width/Spread: 1 ft. 3 in. (0.38 m.)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 9

Flower Color: lavender

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: regular watering