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Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

October 25, 2011
8:37 PM

Post #8863922

Someone gave me this Geranium and I don't know which one it is. It gets a white bloom on it and grows about 16" tall in a nice round mound. No flowers on it at the moment.
I'm not that familiar with geraniums so any help is appreciated !

Edited to add that the new foliage starts out a distict lime green then gets darker.

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Alameda, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 1, 2011
1:36 PM

Post #8872153

I'm no expert, but it looks very much like a scented geranium. What does the leaf smell like, especially when you bruise a bit of leaf in your fingers? It may be one of the rose-scented varieties.
northeast, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 2, 2011
9:05 AM

Post #8873215

I have similar leaves on some of my G. phaeum's, both Springtime and Samobor, but they have dark purple flowers. There are pictures of the leaves of those two in plantfiles, I think. Definitely a hardy geranium.

Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

November 2, 2011
9:26 PM

Post #8874105

No scent at all to the foliage, but I did post this in the regular Plant ID forum.
Someone corrrectly identified it as a variation of Geranium x oxonianum.
I like the burgundy coloration in the leaves.

Thanks for the help !

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