Geranium pratense 'Summer Skies' (Gernic)

Common name: Crane's Bill

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Geranium ‘Summer Skies’ features soft, violet-blue double flowers have distinctive dark veins. Flower centers sometimes whiten to provide an interesting contrast. Blooms all summer atop compact bushy clumps of finely cut gray-green foliage. Delightfully double flowers that do not self-seed therefore reducing maintenance requirements. Wonderful for cottage gardens. Comes to Must Have Perennials from UK breeder Kevin Nicholson.

Uses & Attributes

Middle border, Container, Long blooming, Fragrant foliage

Growing & Marketing Advice

Prefers average well-drained soils. Moist organic soils will promote spread. Tolerates summer heat better when given ample moisture and partial shade.


  • Height: 12-16"/30-41cm
  • Spread: 24"/61cm
  • Habit: Mounded


  • Blooming time: Summer
  • Flower color: Purple
  • Foliage color: Gray, Green