GERANIUM pratense 'Dark Reiter'

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GOLD NUGGET SEED ® GERANIUM pratense  'Dark Reiter' Seeds

GERANIUM pratense 'Dark Reiter'

Meadow Cranesbill
Select Item No. GG231

Also available as:

1000 Seeds


The minimum order quantity for this article are 50 seeds.

There are no units prepacked, any seed amount ( > minimum quantity) is weighed individually.

Plant Description

Article Type: (GOLD NUGGET SEED ®)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Geraniaceae
Origin: Originated from the clonally produced 'Midnight Reiter'
Special Features: Seeds produce foliage - 98% consistency - with handsome dark reddish-plum colored foliage. Beautiful in mixed containers and small enough for the cool rock garden.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2006. 'Midnight Reiter', itself a spin-off of 'Victor Reiter' whose namesake was the legendary California nurseryman.
Basic Colour: (violet)
Flower Colour: blue-lilac
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: finely dissected, dark reddish-plum colored
Growth Habit: compact / low-growing
Height with Flowers: 25 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant / groundcover
Usage: for the rock garden / flowering pot plant
Portion weight: 0.4167 Gram
Grams per 1000 seeds: 8.33333 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Sowing Time Hint: Germination occurs in 1-2 weeks.
Sowing to Germination: 1 - 2 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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