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Scientific Name: Geranium cinereum
Pronunciation: jur-AY-nee-um sih-NEER-ee-um
Common Name: dwarf cranesbill
Family Name: Geraniaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves rounded, deeply and irregularly lobed, bases cordate; flowers light purple, 5-petals, dark purple veins in centers.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Arching, Dense
Form: Mounded
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.1 - 0.2m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Container planting, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Rock garden, Small garden/space, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google
dwarf cranesbill
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation:
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Orbicular
Margins: Pinnately lobed

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Flowers paired
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Pink
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant, Initially capsule-like, but splits into 5 mericarps which each open like a follicle to release a single seed
Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Drought resistant
(AGB) Acer Griseum Bed
(PDW) PonD West
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