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botanical name:
Geranium nodosum
Geranium nodosum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Cranesbill
family:  Geraniaceae
characteristics: perennial, ground-cover
height: 0.40m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: violet
main season:
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
Clump forming rhizomatous perennial with delicate maple shaped leaves.. Myriads of light violet-purple flowers the centres of which are brightened by crimson veins and pale-blue stamens.

cultivation:
Moderately fertile, well drained soil in sun or part shade. Will tolerate dry shade and good in woodland conditions. Cut back after flowering to encourage new growth and sometimes repeat flowering.

usage:
Woodland garden or shady borders.

other notes:
Native to southern Europe from the Pyranees to the Balkans.

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