Height: 6-12" (15-30 cm) Flowering Time: Summer Flower Colour: Blue ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Rosidae (Rose Superorder) Order: Geraniales (Geranium Order) Family: Geraniaceae (Geranium Family) Genus: Geranium (Cranesbill) Species: ibericum (Spanish) ____________________________________
Geranium ibericum is a useful plant for ground cover, particularly in dry sites. It forms a dense mat of coarse, greyish, palmate leaves, from which arise stems up to around a foot high bearing clusters of flat-faced deep blue flowers with darker veins. These are borne throughout summer and into autumn.
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Seed Pod The seedpod is a thin woody case with a thin ribbon connecting it to the style.
Seed The seeds are brown ovals. Each flower has five seeds in a ring at the bottom of the style.
Seedling The seedleaves are rounded with a notch. The first true leaves are rounded.
Geranium seeds may germinate faster if they are nicked slightly before sowing.
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