Plant ID forum: (Geranium); any idea which geranium this is?

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Name: Arlene
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pirl
Jun 15, 2015 9:49 AM CST
It smells wonderful! Small flowers, well behaved and lots of blooms.


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bamira
Jun 15, 2015 10:30 AM CST
Geranium
http://garden.org/plants/browse/plants/genus/geranium/?offse...
https://www.google.cz/search?q=geranium&biw=1366&bih=643&sou...
http://myazahrada.cz/2011/07/sestrih-zahradnich-kakostu/


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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 15, 2015 11:33 AM CST
Maybe? Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=geranium+maculatum&qpvt=...
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jun 15, 2015 11:48 AM CST
Thanks for the help. It must be a wild type since I know I never planted it and it can stay because it's so well behaved. I'll try and get photos of the flowers but the rain isn't helping.
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plantladylin
Jun 15, 2015 11:58 AM CST
http://www.coldclimategardening.com/2014/05/28/wild-geranium...
http://uswildflowers.com/detail.php?SName=Geranium%20maculat...
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Name: Jeanie
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foraygardengirl
Jun 15, 2015 4:23 PM CST
Arlene, it looks like Karmina to me...
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Fragrant, bigroot type, well behaved, lovely plant.
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jun 15, 2015 5:35 PM CST
I could easily agree with you, Jeanie, but it arrived on the scene without my involvement and was just a small plant (as in "hard to notice") at least five years ago. The rain made it difficult to get a better shot of it, sorry. I'll try again when the sun shines. To my eyes it's a pink-lavender.
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My Karmina is in the rose garden, far away from this spot.

Name: Jeanie
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foraygardengirl
Jun 15, 2015 6:03 PM CST
Well, I do have geranium maculatum which is not a bigroot, much taller, and is a definite lavender color. I also have a couple in the sanguinem group and it's not one of those if it's fragrant. Of the bigroots I have Karmina, Bevan's and Ingwersen's. Bevan's is brighter pink, Ingwersen's is paler. Karmina seems about right if your photo is fairly accurate on color. I don't see why the seeds wouldn't get dispersed just like any other plant.
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jun 15, 2015 6:05 PM CST
I'll take photos, with rulers in sight, of the plant height and flower height, when the sun shines...eventually.
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plantrob
Jun 15, 2015 8:33 PM CST
You won't be able to get a name for this plant - there are too many similar geraniums. Definitely looks to be in the corner of G. x cantabrigiense and G. macrorrhizum - compare http://www.robsplants.com/plants/GeranCanta and http://www.robsplants.com/plants/GeranMacro
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jun 15, 2015 8:51 PM CST
Thanks for the info, Rob. I figured being placed by nature that a name might be unlikely. I'll enjoy it for the scent and the beauty.

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