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botanical name:
Geranium ibericum
Geranium ibericum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Caucasian Cranesbill
synonyms:  Geranium nepalense var. thunbergii
family:  Geraniaceae
characteristics: perennial, ground-cover
height: 0.60m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: violet
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Dense clumps of lobed, slightly hairy green leaves. Freely produced light violet flowers with darker veining, over a long period from late spring through summer.

cultivation:
Well drained soil and in full sun or part shade. Drought tolerant once established, but tends to look wilted then recovers quickly after rain.

propagation:
From seed or by division. May self-seed vigorously.

usage:
Makes effective ground cover

other notes:
From the Caucausus mountains of Georgia, Iran and northeastern Turkey (not the Iberian peninsula as the name suggests).

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