Geranium psilostemon or Armenian Cranesbill
Geranium psilostemon or Geranium armenum is a herbaceous perennial. They commonly call it the Armenian Cranesbill. It is part of the Geraniaceae family of plants. It is native to northeast Turkey. It is clump-forming.
The leaves are lobed and bright green. They are rounded and divided. The Geranium psilostemon leaves turn reddish in autumn. The flowers are pinkish-purple color with black centers. They have five petals.
How to grow Geranium psilostemon:
Geranium psilostemon grows to 1m or 3ft tall. Grow it in full sun or partial shade. It can tolerate shade but it performs better in partial shade or full sun. Plant in moderately fertile and well-drained soil. But never let it go soggy.
Propagate Geranium psilostemon by division in spring or basal cuttings. Remove the already flowered stems to encourage new growth. Watch out for vine weevil, sawflies, slugs, snails, powdery mildew, or downy mildew.