General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 1 -2 feet
Plant Spread: 60-80 cm
Flowers: Showy
Other: flowers have five petals; cut plants back almost all the way to the ground after flowering
Flower Color: Multi-Color: white to very pale lilac flowers, intricately veined with dark violet
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Other: May - October
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: Keep temperatures indoors under 12°C
Days to germinate: Germination irregular, up to several months
Depth to plant seed: cover the seeds thin
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
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
  • Pencilled Cranesbill
  • Veined Cranesbill
  • Geranium

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Location: Liverpool, England
Date: 2019-08-21
Location: My garden in Belgium
Date: 2011-07-08
Location: My garden in Belgium
Date: 2011-07-15
Location:  Bronx NY
Date: 2020-04-25
Full shade. Wintersown.
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Pencilled Cranesbill by Peggy8b Aug 31, 2019 1:38 PM 2

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