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Today's bloom is Madeiran Cranesbill (Geranium maderense)

Bloom of the Day for May 4th, 2009:

Madeiran Cranesbill
(Geranium maderense)

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Information:
Type of plant: Perennials

Bloom color: Pink, Rose/Mauve

Bloom time of year: Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid Fall

Sun requirements: Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 9a to Zone 11

Height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm), 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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One vendor has this plant for sale.

13 members have or want this plant for trade.

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There have been 5 comments posted about this bloom.

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onewish1 wrote:
pretty shot

Kell wrote:
Thank you! This is an incredible plant. HUGE flowerhead that lasts a long time.

dianecaton wrote:
How could I grow this in Zone 6b?

plantladylin wrote:
Kell: That is a great photo, beautiful plant! dianecaton: Maybe you could grow it as an annual or indoors as a house plant? Here's the growing information for it: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/60114/ I might have to give this one a try myself ... sure is pretty, and it looks like 3 vendors have it for sale!

Kell wrote:
Thank you! I am not sure you can grow it in your zone for this is a biennial. The first year it grows big and then in the spring in the second year it blooms big. Though I might have planted mine late in the summer of 2007 now that I am thinking about it and it did not bloom till this spring. I planted 1 and it divided itself into 2. And when they recently collapsed, I saw I have 2 more


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