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Family: (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) ( Geraniaceae Info) Genus: (jer-AY-nee-um) ( Geranium Info) Species: (kair-oh-lin-ee-AN-um) ( carolinianum Info) Synonym: Geranium carolinianum var. carolinianum
View all varieties of Hardy Geraniums Category: Annuals Groundcovers Height: 12-18 in. (30-45 cm) 18-24 in. (45-60 cm) Spacing: 9-12 in. (22-30 cm) 12-15 in. (30-38 cm) Hardiness: Not Applicable Sun Exposure: Full Sun Sun to Partial Shade Light Shade Danger: Unknown - Tell us Bloom Color: Pale Pink White/Near White Bloom Time: Late Winter/Early Spring Mid Spring Late Spring/Early Summer Mid Summer Foliage: Herbaceous Smooth-Textured Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season 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: From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall Seed Collecting: Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry Click thumbnail to view: By htop By Floridian By Floridian By Floridian By htop By CaptMicha By melody
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1 neutral 1 negative Gardeners' Notes:
Negative luciee On Mar 20, 2011, luciee from Hanceville, AL (Zone 7a) wrote:
This plant is invasive in my garden, just like morning glories.
Positive Amoena On Oct 12, 2010, Amoena from Nashville, TN wrote:
I'm not 100% sure this is the cranesbill that grows wild in my lawn and garden, but it looks very similar. However, the form I have produces vibrant magenta blooms, (they are very tiny.) The plant habit is rather lanky, (NOT short and bushy like garden cranesbill,) and the foliage has a nice fragrance. It appears to be an annual, as the plants vanish after flowering and setting seed in the spring. It is now October, and although there are tiny seedlings everywhere, I can't find any mature plants. If anyone knows if this ID is incorrect, please let me know.
Neutral CaptMicha On Apr 5, 2005, CaptMicha from Brookeville, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:
A hardy geranium, emerging in rosettes in early spring. It flowers by the begining of summer or late spring.
It's often the case that the deeply lobed foliage is more attractive than the insignificant and small cream or pale purple flowers.
It can pop up in the occassional odd place, such as mulch beds but is easily removed so it never really poses a problem as a weed.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Combee Settlement, Florida Gainesville, Florida Pensacola, Florida Gary, Indiana Benton, Kentucky Gardere, Louisiana Brookeville, Maryland Nashville, Tennessee Dallas, Texas Dalworthington Gardens, Texas Lufkin, Texas San Antonio, Texas