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
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
  • Lilac Cranesbill
  • Himalayan Geranium
  • Geranium
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Geranium himalayense
  • Synonym: Geranium grandiflorum

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Location: My garden in Belgium
Date: 2013-06-13
Location: My garden in Belgium
Date: 2013-06-11
Location: My garden in Belgium
Date: 2013-06-11

photo by ghislain118
  • Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on May 9, 2012 3:40 PM concerning plant:
    Valuable source of nectar and pollen for honey bees.
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ShawnSteve On March 9, 2022 Potted up
I do suppose it's the species, until I see the first blooms.
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