Doves-foot Geranium, Doves-foot Cranebill
Geranium molle

Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Geranium (jer-AY-nee-um) (Info)
Species: molle (MAW-ley) (Info)
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Category:

Annuals

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Veined

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 seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Millersville, Maryland

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Oct 24, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Also called Awnless Geranium.

An annual native to the Mediterranean and sub-Mediterranean, now introduced elsewhere in Europe, in southwestern and central Asia, and North America. Naturalized in 33 states and 4 provinces. In the Pacific Northwest, it's considered a noxious weed.

Neutral

On Apr 29, 2009, sallyg from Anne Arundel,, MD (Zone 7b) wrote:

Seen in the mown grass strip along the B and A bike trail, when dogwoods are blooming. Looks like a pink chickweed at first glance. Missouriplants says this is native to Europe.