Geranium Crystal Lake

Cranesbill, Wallich Geranium

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Softens Hardscapes
Deeply etched purple veining offers striking contrast to the icy crystal-blue flowers for a radiant glow. So nice spilling out and softening an edge of a border or wall. Long blooming and carefree! Geranium Crystal Lake has a prostrate habit with trailing stems 24-36 wide. Native to the highland areas in the Himalayas. Geranium wallichianum Crystal Lake will meander around other perennials for a beautiful long blooming and carefree groundcover.

Code GECL

Patent PP18,982

Plant Type Perennials, Groundcovers

Species wallichianum

Height Short 16-20"

Spacing Plant 24-30" apart

Bloom Time Early Summer to Early Fall

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade

Zones 5-9

Soil Type Normal, Sandy, Acidic

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Long-Blooming

Planting Sites

  • Groundcovers
  • OK in Containers

Geranium General Information

Perennial Geranium are always a favorite for its excellent mounding habit and late spring to summer bloom time. Lovely foliage complements the flowers well. Many of the flowers exhibit interesting veining. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Geranium Plant Care

Snip off spent flowering stems at the base. Should flowering stop in the heat of the summer, shear tops back to new growth to stimulate rebloom and freshen foliage. Generally does not need division but can be divided in spring or fall if desired.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% unconditional guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October