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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
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.

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

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

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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