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Geranium sinense 'Orion'
Common Name: Cranesbill Family: Geraniaceae (The Geranium Family)


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Notes:
Take note, black flower lovers! This rarely found perennial species allied to G. phaeum is from China and bears umbels of small blackish-maroon inverted flowers with reflexed petals and crimson beaks in late summer and fall. The foliage is dark green and decoratively marbled. Sun or shade in any good soil but not too wet in winter.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Alpine prairies.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourBlack 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourBurgundy 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeLate Summer 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Full - Part Shade Part Sun Part Shade Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Bergenia "'Winterglut' ('Winterglow')"
Brunnera macrophylla "'Looking Glass'"
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae


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