A large genus with over 422 species of annuals to perennials. There is a center for them in the Mediterranean, but are also found across temperate regions of the World. Leaves are generally circular in form.
Geraniums should not be confused with Pelargoniums, which are usually sold as Geraniums. The genus was split apart back in 1789, but the horticultural trade doesn’t want to hear it. Often the term hardy Geranium is used to mean the real Geraniums.
Name Derivation: derived from the Greek word, 'geranos' which means "crane" from the seed capsule's resemblance to beak of this bird.
Common Name: Geranium, Hardy Geranium
Geranium is in the family Geraniaceae.