Just when I thought all perennial geraniums pretty much look alike, along comes this one! Just a few flowers in its first year, plenty more in year two. Unfortunately, I think I also found out why this is not more widely planted: after bloom, there's not much to be proud of, as the plant takes on a rangy appearance. Perhaps proper placement and pruning is key - not giving up on it just yet.
||small darker-veined pink
||full sun-part shade
||ordinary garden soil
||germinate in cool conditions
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
|Nicely cut leaves |
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
Read about all the cranesbills in our garden on my geraniums page
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|pamela lieurance||Mar 04, 2011||Hi--I too love geraniums. Where are you located? Do you sell on line? My daughter lives in Boston. I want to visit gardens while I am there are you near? Beautiful page. Thanks.|
I'm in Pennsylvania - not particularly close to Boston, I'm afraid. No online sales, either - just a local sale once a year.
- Seed from '03 trade. Pot set into unheated garage Feb 10. 80%G by March 13
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