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Geranium viscosissimum

Sticky Geranium, Sticky Purple Geranium

Community: Foothill

Brief Description

Native perennial geranium boasts small pink blooms and fall color.

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  • Pink Geranium Flowers
  • Highly Textured Form
  • Red Fall Leaves
  • Understory Favorite

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Plant Description and Details

Silky pink flowers with delicate purple lines adorn the Sticky Geranium during the early summer. The hairy and sticky leaves have deeply divided lobes which turn a pretty red tone in the fall. Preferring to have moisture in the spring, it becomes more drought tolerant in summer, making an upright, rounded clump. Happiest in light shade, it can take on a sprawling form if planted in deep shade or overwatered.

Common Names Sticky Geranium, Sticky Purple Geranium
Community Foothill
Annual Water Needs 15-20 inches
Drought Tolerant Yes
Native Range Broadly distributed in lightly shaded plant communities in the western U.S.
Native States CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY
Hardiness Down to Zone 2
Exposure Sun - Part Shade
Soil Preference Moist
Placement Partly shaded areas, perennial beds, meadows, understory.
Mature Height 1 - 2 ft.
Mature Width 2 ft.
Group Spacing 18 - 36 in.
Blossom Color Pink/Purple
Blooms Early Summer
Maintenance Tips Do not overwater.
Wildlife Birds, Butterflies, Mammals, Pollinators
Wildlife Notes Pollinated by a variety of insects, seeds and foliage are forage for small and large mammals.
Plants Symbol GEVI2
Family Name Geraniaceae
Lewis & Clark No
 

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