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PlantFiles: Geranium
Geranium malviflorum

Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Geranium (jer-AY-nee-um) (Info)
Species: malviflorum (mal-VEE-flor-uh) (Info)

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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Full Sun


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Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral coriaceous On Nov 9, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Blooms in spring and goes summer dormant soon after. In mild climates, foliage arises in the fall and remains through the winter.

The color of the flower is variable but generally described as a rich violet-mauve or purple-blue.

Said to perform best in full sun in poor, well-drained, limey soils. Does not flower freely in some gardens.

This species performs well at the Denver Botanic Garden, Z5b.

Propagate by dividing the tubers after it goes summer dormant.

Related to G. tuberosum, native to southern Spain and North Africa.

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