Geranium 'Blushing Turtle'

Item #28906


Repeat Flowering | Large Flowers

Geranium 'Blushing Turtle' is a showy perennial offering midsummer into fall interest, with heaviest bloom in midsummer and continued rebloom into fall. With a long and continuous bloom habit, the plant sets large, five-petaled, orchid-pink flowers with reddish purple veins. Butterflies adore them.

A geranium, commonly called cranesbill, Geranium 'Blushing Turtle' is a freely branching herbaceous plant with an upright and rounded habit of deeply lobed foliage and vigorous, low, slow spreading growth. To control spread, side stems can be removed at any time. When massed, it makes a great groundcover in beds and borders, especially around leggy roses. It is also ideal to trail over a retaining wall or spill over the edges of a patio pot.

Easy to grow and low maintenance, Geranium 'Blushing Turtle' prefers full sun to part shade and moist, organic, well-drained soil. The plant is deer, rabbit, and mildew resistant, and once established, has some drought tolerance.

'Blushing Turtle' is the result of a cross-pollination between an unnamed seedling selection of Geranium sanguineum (female parent) with either Geranium x oxonianum 'Julie Brennan' or an unnamed selection of Geranium asphodeloides (male parent). This cross-pollination took place in the summer of 1999 at Nannose Bay, British Columbia, Canada. U.S. Plant patent PP22,376 was issued on December 20, 2011.


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Genus Geranium
Species hybrid
Variety 'Blushing Turtle'
ppaf PP22376
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 5 - 8
Bloom Start to End Mid Summer - Late Fall
Habit Spreading
Height 24 in
Width 3 ft
Additional Characteristics Butterfly Lovers, Flower, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Light Purple
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Deer Resistance
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Fall Color, Foliage Interest
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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