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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 4 feet
Plant Spread: 4 feet
Flowers: Showy
Other: flowers have five petals; cut plants back almost all the way to the ground after flowering
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Self-seeding
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division
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
Miscellaneous: Monocarpic
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Common names
  • Madeiran Cranesbill
  • Geranium
  • Giant Herb Robert
  • Madeira Island Geranium
  • Cranesbill

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Comments:
  • Posted by wcgypsy (Northern California) on Apr 7, 2012 11:01 AM concerning plant:
    The rabbits here on my property will go to any lengths to reach geranium maderense to gobble it! Even when elevated on a stand amongst other potted plants, they manage to climb/ jump to reach it. If you have rabbits in your area and wish to grow this plant, you will most likely have to protect it in some way.
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