Cranesbill (Geranium macrorrhizum 'Spessart') in the Geraniums Database

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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
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 25-40 cm
Plant Spread: 60-80 cm
Leaves: Evergreen
Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Other: flowers have five petals; cut plants back almost all the way to the ground after flowering
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Tolerates dry shade
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: Sow indoors 10 weeks before last frost, temperatures indoors must stay under 15 C
Days to germinate: erratic, can take up to several months
Depth to plant seed: 0.5 cm
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
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.
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: May 9, 2006 10:15 AM
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Location: my gardenDate: 2015-05-27
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Which geranium? by Bonehead May 20, 2017 2:19 PM 3

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