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Geranium asphodeloides

Geranium asphodeloides

Common name cranesbill
Family geraniaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers small darker-veined pink
Size 10"
Light full sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed germinate in cool conditions
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below

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.

Geranium asphodeloides
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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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '03 trade. Pot set into unheated garage Feb 10. 80%G by March 13

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