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Erodium trifolium

Erodium trifolium

Synonym(s) Erodium pelargonifolium
Common name heronsbill
Family geraniaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7-9)
Flowers pink
Size 6-12"
Light sun-part shade
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Grown from seed labeled Erodium pelargoniflorum, I think its true identity is E. trifolium (a.k.a. E. pelargonifolium). It bloomed readily in its first season from seed, and indeed its leaves resemble those of pelargoniums. Not so sure it will turn out hardy in our garden. Supposedly suitable for rock gardens.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

Read about all the cranesbills and heronsbills in our garden on my geraniums page

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '06 trade. Baggy 70F (94%G, 4d)

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