Lilac Cranesbill (Geranium himalayense) in the Geraniums Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Geranium himalayense Accepted
Geranium grandiflorum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Flowers: Showy
Other: flowers have five petals; cut plants back almost all the way to the ground after flowering
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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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Honey Bees in the Garden:  JulyHoney Bees in the Garden: July
July 6, 2011

Independence Day and the beginning of the hottest days of summer, the Dog Days, are the major events in July. Gardeners and honey bees are trying to keep cool and harvesting food.

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Comments:
Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on May 9, 2012 3:40 PM

Valuable source of nectar and pollen for honey bees.

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