Cranesbill
Geranium harveyi

Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Geranium (jer-AY-nee-um) (Info)
Species: harveyi (HARV-ee-eye) (Info)
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Silver/Gray

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Redwood City, California

Richmond, California

Vista, California

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 19, 2015, SunWukong from Mora d'Ebre
Spain wrote:

I have just one plant of this, which I grew from seed. It is now flowering for the first time. The flowers are not very big, but are a much better colour than shown in the photographs here - quite a dark reddish-purple (I would not describe them as magenta, which is a colour that I dislike).

It seems to do very well in my Mediterranean climate (Catalunya, Spain), with very little care - just a bit of watering during the long, hot, dry summers.

Neutral

On May 9, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This is a mounding perennial to 1 foot tall by 4 feet wide with fine textured foliage that is silky-green above and silver below. The small magenta flowers are pretty but it is the foliage that is the real attraction.