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Geranium pratense 'Okey Dokey' and 'Victor Reiter Jr.'

 
Geranium pratense 'Okey Dokey' and 'Victor Reiter Jr.'
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'Okey Dokey's full, rich growth by October
Geranium pratense 'Okey Dokey' and 'Victor Reiter Jr.'
'Victor Reiter Jr.' seedling in its second year

Common name cranesbill
Family geraniaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-9)
Flowers blue (late spring)
Size 14"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil

The purple foliage on these cranesbills nicely offsets their blue flowers. I picked 'Okey Dokey' up at the Hardy Plant Society's spring plant sale one year, and enjoyed it for two full seasons. Unfortunately, it did not return for a third. More recently, I grew a single plant from seed from 'Victor Reiter Jr.'. I'm sure our plant is not as deeply purple as the true cultivar, but it's still cool.

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'Okey Dokey's new growth emerging dark as ever in April
Geranium pratense 'Okey Dokey' and 'Victor Reiter Jr.'
'Victor Reiter Jr. tentatively in bloom

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: big pond

Read about all the cranesbills in our garden on my geraniums page

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