General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Flowers: Showy
Other: flowers have five petals; cut plants back almost all the way to the ground after flowering
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Self-seeding
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Take semi-ripe cuttings during the late summer when growth has slowed and plant stems have become firmer.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Geranium
  • Hardy Geranium
  • Showy Cranesbill
  • Cranesbill

  • Posted by Pistil (Lake Stevens, WA - Zone 8a) on Feb 6, 2017 1:33 PM concerning plant:
    Very drought tolerant. Loved by bees. It does flop after flowering, so I just cut it to the ground and let it grow up again. The new leaves look nice and don't flop. Mine is planted in clay in full sun in Seattle.
  • Posted by growitall (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on Nov 27, 2012 8:24 PM concerning plant:
    All parts of the plant are very hairy. Said to be a sterile hybrid between G. platypetalum and G. ibericum subsp. ibericum; time and place of its origin are unknown (P. Yeo, Hardy Geraniums).

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