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Richardson's Geranium

Geranium richardsonii

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Perennial
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Moderate
Sun Partial shade, shade
Pollinators Bees, butterflies
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
1-2' × 1-2'
Flowering Season April-October
Flower Color White
Minimum Temperature Range -40 °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 6500-11500 ft.
Description Found in the shade of pine/fir woodlands at the highest elevations in Arizona. In cooler gardens this could be a great addition to a mixed native wildflower bed. This plant would also pair well with the closely related wild geranium (G. caespitosum). Try planting as an understory in a grove of juniper (Juniperus deppeana) pine (Pinus edulis), and mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus breviflorus).