what is this plant??

q what is this plant, gardening
q what is this plant, gardening
  28 answers
  • Debra D Debra D on May 22, 2012
    I think it's a perennial geranium.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) on May 22, 2012
    It is a perennial Geranium.

  • Bob M Bob M on May 22, 2012
    THANKS!!! it does look like the plant we've seen/want!!!

  • Laura K Laura K on May 22, 2012
    looks like a hardy geranium-Striatum is the variety I think. How big does it get?

  • Rebecca D 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 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 Vickie C on May 22, 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 Douglas Hunt on May 23, 2012
    Another great thing about perennial geraniums is they bloom seemingly forever.

  • Micki B 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 Chris T on May 23, 2012
    It is a wild geranium--they come in several colors.

  • Nancy Rhodes C Nancy Rhodes C on May 23, 2012
    Is it like a ground cover?

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) on May 23, 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 Lisa on Mar 08, 2015
    It is definitely a hardy wild geranium

  • Monique Clouatre Monique Clouatre on Mar 08, 2015
    I think this is MALVA. Perrenial that I like very much. May be another name in English. Monique.

  • BS 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 Jeanne on Feb 05, 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 Three Dogs in a Garden on Feb 05, 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: http://threedogsinagarden.blogspot.ca/2012/07/g-is-for-geranium.html

  • Judy Judy on Apr 02, 2016
    Looks like dianthus

  • Sallae Sallae on Apr 02, 2016
    i think Three Dogs in a Garden is right its a geranium

  • LP LP on Apr 02, 2016
    We used to call it Mallow.

  • Julie J Julie J on Apr 02, 2016
    Definitely hardy geranium :)

  • Nancy Nesbitt Nancy Nesbitt on Apr 03, 2016
    Three Dogs in a Garden is correct. This is a perennial geranium.

  • Lou Devillon Lou Devillon on Apr 03, 2016
    Perennial geranium

  • Cathy Simpson Cathy Simpson on Jun 24, 2016
    It looks like purple thrift to me!

  • Dottie Dottie on Jul 20, 2016
    Wild geranium.

  • Jaweb 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 Joann Gonnella Cope on Nov 13, 2016
    Grows wild in Minnesota we call it wild geranium

  • Rita Quail Slack Rita Quail Slack on Nov 14, 2016
    It looks sort of like a Rose of Sharon.