The Main Plant entry for Geraniums (Geranium)

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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
  • Cranesbill

Photo Gallery

Location: My garden
Date: 2020-06-19
Location: My garden
Date: 6-19-20
Hardy geraniums leaves
Location: Blenheim New Zealand
Date: 2019-02-15
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor
Date: 2019-11-07
Cranesbill or geranium foliage - If you wait long enough before c
Location: Switzerland, in my garden
Date: 2017-05-28
Location: Fairfax, VA
Uploaded by sedumzz
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: New Zealand
Location: Indiana zone 5
Date: 2015-05-07
Location: Blaine TN
Date: 2018-05-13
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2018-05-25
Gold seedling - Gold Feathers
Location: In my garden
Date: 2014-05-24
Uploaded by foraygardengirl
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Date: June
credit: Magnus Manske
Location: Indiana zone 5
Date: 2013-07-11
a collection of different flowers
Location: In my garden
Date: 2015-04-13
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: June 21, 2013
A NOID geranium that was gifted to me.
Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)
Date: 2015-05-14
Receives full sun
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2011-04-22
New growth of gold leaved seedling
Location: Blaine TN
Date: 2018-04-22
perennial geranium
Location: Des Plaines, IL
Location: In my garden
Date: 2014-05-24
Location: My Garden
Date: 2013-06-27
This plant has pretty white markings on the lacy leaves which add
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2006-06-03
A lutescent geranium seedling (has remained lutescent for 10 yrs)
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2005-05-24
Lutescent geranium seedling still lutescent in 2020
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2011-11-02
Hardy Geranium
Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)
Date: 2015-05-14
Receives full sun
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2014-05-08
Gold leaved seedling
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: my garden, Zone 7A, NC
Date: 2011-12-22
Leaves in winter turning red
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  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 1, 2012 3:19 PM concerning plant:
    "Geranium" is also the common name of members of the genus Pelargonium (commonly known as 'storksbill' in distinction from 'cranesbill'). Linnaeus originally included all the species in one genus, Geranium, but they were later separated into two genera by Charles l’Héritier in 1789.

    Gardeners and the horticultural trade often refer to true geraniums as "hardy geraniums" in order to distinguish them from the less hardy pelargoniums (generally grown as annuals in temperate climes), and most garden "geraniums" (without the 'hardy' appellation) are in fact pelargoniums (storksbills), as opposed to true geraniums (cranesbills).

    Other former members of the genus are now classified in genus Erodium, including the plants known as filarees in North America. (Wikipedia)
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 11, 2012 11:03 AM concerning plant:
    Cranesbills are eaten by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Brown-tail and Mouse Moth.
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