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Wild Geranium

Geranium caespitosum

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Perennial
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Moderate
Sun Partial shade
Pollinators Bees, butterflies
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
1-2' × 1-2'
Freeze Tolerant Yes
Flowering Season May-September
Flower Color Pink/purple
Minimum Temperature Range -30 °F
Leaf Description Usually palmate (arranged like a palm), lobed, in a patch near the soil level
Fruit Recoiled style
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Elevation Range 5000-9000 ft.
Description This high elevation wildflower occurs in cool, mountainous habitats across Arizona. Though this plant can be grown in shade at lower elevations it is most likely to thrive in places like Flagstaff, Prescott, and Pintetop. The leaves of this plant sit low to the ground, but flowers are borne on stalks which rise above the foliage, showcasing the blooms. This plant could be a good companion to species such as golden columbine (Aquilegia chrysantha), penstemons (Penstemon spp.), and coral bells (Heuchera sanguinea).