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Scientific Name: Geranium (hybrid cvs.)
Pronunciation: jur-AY-nee-um
Common Name: blue geranium, hybrid cranesbill
Family Name: Geraniaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves opposite, lobed to deeply incised, venation palmate.
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Spreading
Form: Irregular
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Garden origin (hybrid)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Perennial border
Additional Info: Google. Most images are of G. 'Johnson's Blue'.
blue geranium, hybrid cranesbill
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Palmate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Reniform
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Palmately lobed

Inflorescence Type: Cyme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Violet, Blue
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug

Fruit Type: Aborted (hybrids) or absent, 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:
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant
(NRY) NuRserY : not used
(PDE) PonD East
(PDW) PonD West
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