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Baby Swiss Geranium, Cranesbill
Scientific Name: Erodium reichardii DC.
Synonym: Erodium reichardi, Erodium chamaedryoides
Family: Geraniaceae
Baby Swiss Geranium, Cranesbill (Erodium  reichardii)
Erodium chamaedryoides 'Roseum'
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 7-9, 14-24
USDA: 8-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 10F (-12C)

Heat Tolerance: Afternoon shade in hot areas

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Origin: Majorca, Corsica

Growth Habits: Mound-forming perennial ground cover, spreads slowly to 1 foot in diameter (30 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water, doesn't mind being wet in winter if the drainage is good

Propagation: Division, seeds, cuttings in summer

Named after Johann Jakob Reichard (1743-1782).

Erodium reichardii in Curtis Botanical Magazine

Blooming Habits:
Light pink flowers with darker veins, late spring to summer, 1 to 2 inches in diameter (2.5-5 cm). There is a cultivar with double flowers (flore pleno).

Fruiting Habits:

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