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PlantFiles: Hardy Geranium
Geranium gracile

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Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Geranium (jer-AY-nee-um) (Info)
Species: gracile (GRASS-uhl) (Info)

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Category:
Groundcovers
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From leaf cuttings
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral coriaceous On Oct 24, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Native to northeastern Turkey and the Caucasus, this strongly resembles G. nodosum, though it's taller (18-24") and hairier.

Prefers cool woodland conditions, or the shade of shrubs.



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