Asked on May 22, 2012

what is this plant??

Rita Quail SlackJoann Gonnella CopeJaweb


28 answers
  • Debra D
    on May 22, 2012

    I think it's a perennial geranium.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on May 22, 2012

    It is a perennial Geranium.

  • Bob M
    on May 22, 2012

    THANKS!!! it does look like the plant we've seen/want!!!

  • Laura K
    on May 22, 2012

    looks like a hardy geranium-Striatum is the variety I think. How big does it get?

  • Rebecca D
    on May 22, 2012

    I have a purple,pink and a white pelagonium geranium called (cranesbill). They can get huge if not divided.

  • Alethea S
    on May 22, 2012

    Perennial geraniums (Cranesbill) are the basis for my back garden. VERY easy to grow and you'll have plenty to share with your friends.

  • Vickie C
    on May 23, 2012

    Brother-in-law has these, they are very hardy and takes abuse well. My dog has more than once got her tie out lead tangled around his plant and they recovered every time. He lives in northern Michigan and the cold winters hasn't bothered them either. I transplanted a small plant that my neighbor gave me her plant when she moved. Just dug up the whole plant with no prep before hand.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 23, 2012

    Another great thing about perennial geraniums is they bloom seemingly forever.

  • Micki B
    on May 23, 2012

    I have a couple of these in my yard and always wondered what they are as well. Thanks for the info!

  • Chris T
    on May 23, 2012

    It is a wild geranium--they come in several colors.

  • Nancy Rhodes C
    on May 23, 2012

    Is it like a ground cover?

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on May 24, 2012

    Nancy, it certainly can be in the right place. They don't creep like a vine, but more like a clumping perennial. They are really cool plants coming it all sorts of leaf shapes and flower colors. Most of them stay pretty small no taller than 18" -24", and some are smaller. Most of them also give a lovely reddish fall leaf color. I give you fair warning though, once you have one beautiful specimen you will soon be wanting more!

  • Lisa
    on Mar 8, 2015

    It is definitely a hardy wild geranium

  • Monique Clouatre
    on Mar 8, 2015

    I think this is MALVA. Perrenial that I like very much. May be another name in English. Monique.

  • BS
    on Jun 25, 2015

    I think this is winecup, callirhoe involucrata. It's in the malvacaea family, Monique, so I think you are right. Maybe it is known elsewhere as wild geranium, but I am pretty sure it is callirhoe.

  • Jeanne
    on Feb 5, 2016

    We bought a home 5 years ago & it is completely landscaped in perennials. I had to look some of them up & this was one of them. It is called cranesbill. the leaves turn orange in the fall. It is VERY invasive but I love it! Hope this helps.

  • Three Dogs in a Garden
    on Feb 6, 2016

    This is certainly a geranium. I have it in my garden. I am not sure I would agree that it is "invasive", but it does self-seed prolifically, so perhaps that is what Jeanne means. Cut it back to the ground after it flowers to prevent seedlings. It will look like hell for about a week or so and then you should see nice, fresh foliage. Hardy geraniums are great garden plants and there are lots of cultivars to choose from. To see s a few of them visit this post on my blog:

  • Judy
    on Apr 2, 2016

    Looks like dianthus

  • Sallae
    on Apr 2, 2016

    i think Three Dogs in a Garden is right its a geranium

  • LP
    on Apr 2, 2016

    We used to call it Mallow.

  • Julie J
    on Apr 2, 2016

    Definitely hardy geranium :)

  • Nancy Nesbitt
    on Apr 3, 2016

    Three Dogs in a Garden is correct. This is a perennial geranium.

  • Lou Devillon
    on Apr 3, 2016

    Perennial geranium

  • Cathy Simpson
    on Jun 24, 2016

    It looks like purple thrift to me!

  • Dottie
    on Jul 20, 2016

    Wild geranium.

  • Jaweb
    on Oct 18, 2016

    It is a perennial geranium also known as "Rosanne". Blooms early summer well into late fall. Spreading and multiplying growth habit .

  • Joann Gonnella Cope
    on Nov 13, 2016

    Grows wild in Minnesota we call it wild geranium

  • Rita Quail Slack
    on Nov 15, 2016

    It looks sort of like a Rose of Sharon.

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