Hardy Geranium (Geranium phaeum) in the Geraniums Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Plant Height: 18 - 30 inches
Plant Spread: 12-18 inches
Flowers: Showy
Other: flowers have five petals; cut plants back almost all the way to the ground after flowering
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
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

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The All Things Plants Top 25 List of Shade Garden PlantsThe All Things Plants Top 25 List of Shade Garden Plants
May 3, 2014

Let's open Shade Gardens week with a list of the most active entries in our database. Among the thousands of plants that want full or mostly shade, which ones have the most pictures, comments and other details added? Let's find out!

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Photo gallery:
Location: Castlegar BCDate: May 22 2017Dark blotches on the leaves...lost the tag for this a long time a
By KatEnns
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Date: 2017-04-17
By longk
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. Date: 2007-10-23 3:24 pm. Unusual leaf markings.
By HemNorth
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Location: Nature Reserve Gent, BelgiumDate: Apr 30, 2009 5:08 PM
By bonitin
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Location: Nature reserve, Gent, BelgiumDate: 30th April 2009
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Location: Nature reserve, Gent, BelgiumDate: 30th April 2009
By bonitin
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Location: In my garden. Poland.
By Orsola
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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, EUDate: 2015-05-27Taken in shade
By IrisLilli
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. Date: 2008-06-07 6:20 pm. Buds, blossoms and seed heads all in one.
By HemNorth
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Geranium/pelargonium question by okgardens Jul 1, 2019 8:57 AM 5
Floral Alphabet Soup! G's to Go! by KatEnns Jan 29, 2018 11:13 AM 37
What's Blooming - Photos and Chat. by NJBob Jan 9, 2020 2:47 PM 1,414
PNW Plant Exchange - Spring 2017 by Pistil May 16, 2017 8:59 AM 46
What's Blooming 2017 - Photos and Chat. by NJBob Jan 1, 2018 8:14 PM 1,563
2016 winter sowing by jvdubb Aug 10, 2016 2:41 PM 166
Do you know this hardy geranium? by Mutisia Nov 21, 2017 6:11 AM 15
Chicagoland annual plant swap 2015 by oerickson Jun 8, 2015 8:43 AM 92
Suggestions please by Freedombelle Feb 12, 2015 9:59 AM 37
Looking for some black flowers by Gothicgardener Dec 9, 2013 12:40 PM 22

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