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Erodium chrysanthum

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Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Erodium (er-OH-dee-um) (Info)
Species: chrysanthum (kris-ANTH-um) (Info)

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Silver/Gray

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral DaylilySLP On Apr 16, 2011, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

I was wondering why some images of the flower are bright yellow and others pale cream/yellow. While researching online I found an explaination here:
http://www.geraniaceae-group.org/erodium_chrysanthum_forms.h...

Positive Gabrielle On May 3, 2008, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a really easy to grow plant. Quickly spreads into a nice clump, but not invasive. Blooms April-June in my garden. Nice foliage, too.

Positive Ally_UT On Jan 21, 2006, Ally_UT from Central, UT (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is one of those tough as nail plants. I like the pale yellow blooms, but really just grow it for the lovely silvery/gray foliage. While tidying the plants up last spring I found that if you happen to tear off a peice with a bit of root, to stick it in the ground and you will quickly have another plant.

Regional...

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

Templeton, California
Edgewater, Colorado
Fort Collins, Colorado
Chiloquin, Oregon
Ashley, Pennsylvania
San Augustine, Texas
Genola, Utah
West Valley City, Utah
Vancouver, Washington



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