Geranium
Geranium dalmaticum

Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Geranium (jer-AY-nee-um) (Info)
Species: dalmaticum (dal-MAT-ih-kum) (Info)
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Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

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

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Davis, California

Winnetka, Illinois

Somerville, Massachusetts

Auburn, New Hampshire

Tonawanda, New York

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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0
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Positive

On Oct 18, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This is one of the parents of G. x cantabrigiense.

The Royal Horticultural Society has granted this cultivar its coveted Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Positive

On Jun 13, 2009, straea from Somerville, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I bought this the last day of a multiday perennial sale for a fundraiser here, when there weren't many perennials left. Despite its looking a bit sad at purchase time, I planted it and it prospered. This year it is back (its second year) and doing even better. It's planted between a couple of patches of plants that get taller and taller over the course of its bloom period and it doesn't mind the increasing shade at all, simply putting out ever more blooms on its sunniest side. As of this typing, it has been blooming for at least three weeks and just put out another new flower cluster after a day of rain.

This plant is also much harder to kill than most plants listed as rock garden plants/alpine plants; I've tried growing many of them in my rocky, windy, sloped garden a... read more

Neutral

On Mar 21, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

GERANIUM Dalmaticum - Short - Plant 10 apart. Neat little clumps 4" high. Bright pink flowers shine all summer. Dainty green foliage of deep bronze with red hues underneath.

General Information:
Cranesbill is a favorite for its excellent habit and late spring to summer blooming period. Flowers remain nestled among the leaves. Foliage colors deeply in fall.