Jumat, 24 Juli 2009

Wild Geranium Flower

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Wild Geranium, have great flower, while you see this flower you will feel great. This flowr maybe not expensive like orchid, but this flower make me better. Flower is great to make your heart warm. This was a new variety to me and I have to say that I like it. The flower is the typical delicate beauty of the species but I think the foliage is probably the reason to grow this plant. It is dark and very nicely detailed. This cultivar was developed by North Creek Nursery (Landenberg, Pennsylvania ) from a plant they found in the woods. They claim that it keeps its foliage color throughout the summer, which sure would be nice.

Wild Cranesbill is a clump forming perennial that is easy to grow. I usually locate them in part shade or the woodland garden but they can also make a nice addition to the border. They do like some moisture to look their best. If they start looking a little ragged I lightly shear them to get some new growth. I am going to try a few 'Espresso' and see how they do. Maybe then I can capture the beauty of the foliage.

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Wild Geranium
Geranium maculatum 'Espresso'
(jer-AY-nee-um) (mak-yuh-LAH-tum)
Synonyms: Wild Cranesbill, Spotted Geranium



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