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Geranium maderense - Madiera Cranesbill

Geranium maderense is more biennial than perennial but incredibly showy none the less. Madiera Cranesbill the prolific bloomer, is all foliage the first year and pink flowers the second, then unfortunately, it dies. The large palmate leaves give Geranium maderense a tropical feel the first season. Geranium maderense is reliable from seed and in most gardens replacement plants will grow to fill in for this masterpiece once it has passed. I have grown Geranium maderense in full sun to light shade near the coast and in light to full shade in inland gardens. As usual, plants like good soil and regular moisture, but not too much. Geranium maderense is native the island of Madiera off the coast of Portugal. Plants in our garden have survived temperatures down to 25° F but have shown some damage.

Geranium maderense

Flowers and foliage of Geranium maderense - Madiera Cranesbill. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

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Geranium incanum
Geranium Johnson's Blue
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Geranium maderense
Geranium Mavis Simpson
Geranium Orion
Geranium renardii
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Geranium plants from the Genus Pelargonium featured on this site:
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Pelargonium cordifolium * Heartleaf Geranium
Pelargonium fragrans * Nutmeg Geranium
Pelargonium graveolens * Rose Geranium
Pelargonium ionidiflorum Celery Scented Geranium
Pelargonium quercifolium * Oak Leaf Geranium
Pelargonium reneforme * Silverleaf Geranium
Pelargonium sidoides * Silverleaf Geranium
Pelargonium tomentosum * Peppermint Scented Geranium