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A common sight in many western states, Wild Geranium (Geranium viscosissimum) is found in open grasslands and the dappled shade of forests. Easy to grow, this “Sticky Purple Geranium” prefers full to partial sun and is very drought tolerant once established. (Annual/ Perennial)
Clusters of pinkish-purple flowers on branching stems above foliage covered with sticky hairs.
Height: 12 to 18″ tall.
Zone: 2 – 8
Bloom Time: May – July
Rate: 1 oz/ 75 square feet
The ideal time to plant wildflowers is either in the spring (one month prior to date of last hard freeze) or late fall (after October).
For even distribution, combine with clean, dry sand at a ratio of 4:1 (sand to seed) and scatter by hand or mechanical spreader. Gently rake over the area covering to a depth of 1/8 to 1/4 inch or 2-3 times the seed diameter. Keep moist for 4-6 weeks to ensure the best germination.
Soak seeds for 48 hours prior to planting.