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Hardy Geranium
Scientific Name: Geranium cantabrigiense P.F. Yeo
Synonym:
Family: Geraniaceae
Hardy Geranium (Geranium  cantabrigiense)
Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo Karmina' at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in late May
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 5-9

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Origin: Hybrid between Geranium macrorrhizum and Geranium dalmaticum.

Growth Habits: Perennial, up to 10 inches tall (25 cm)

Watering Needs: Keep soil moist

Propagation: Spead by runners


The real geraniums are not to be confused with the 'Garden Geranium' which has been moved to the genus Pelargonium (a long time ago, actually). Real geraniums are dainty, unshowy plants, mostly with simple flowers, blooming in summer. Their flowers are fragile, and are not good cut flowers.

Cultural Practices:
They tend to produce too much growth in soil that are too fertile, so average soils are better.

Blooming Habits:
Red flowers.

Fruiting Habits:


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