Geranium lucidum is part of the Geraniaceae family of plants. They call it Shining Cranesbill, Shining Geranium, or Shiny Geranium. It is native to Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia. It has naturalized North America. It is an annual plant. It is clump-forming.
Geranium lucidum grows to about 14in or 35cm tall. It has hairless, reddish stems. It has rounded leaves that are glossy. They are palmately-lobed and deeply divided. They are sometimes hairy. Geranium lucidum has purplish-pink veined flowers and rounded petals. It flowers in the summer but starts in May. The flowers are hermaphrodite and are pollinated by insects. Its fruit is a capsule with smooth seeds inside.
How to grow Geranium lucidum:
Grow Geranium lucidum in the sun or part shade. Plant it in sandy, loamy, or clay soil that is moist and well-drained. It won’t grow in the shade. It tolerates most types of soils. Propagate Geranium lucidum from seed or basal cuttings. Watch out for sawflies, capsid bugs, vine weevil, downy mildew, and powdery mildew. Remove old leaves and deadhead flowers for new growth.