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Purple Puff Plant


A few days ago I posted this picture. We spotted this outside the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate park and really wanted to know what it was. After searching high and low.. and polling many sources.. it turns out this is a special type of geranium. “Geranium maderense” also called the “Madeira Cranesbill”.
As luck will have it, it’s for sale on June 10 at the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate park. I think we’ll be making a special trip into the city then. Now I just have to figure out where to plant it.

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  1. Sorry I didn’t see your previous post. I have cranesbill growing out back, though not quite the same species. Several years ago I transplanted several of these plants from my sister’s cottage to adorn the deck of our old house. They spread like wildfire and I was able to divide them out several times and give them away! When we moved about 1.5 years ago, we took some with us and they’re flourishing! In fact, here’s an old journal entry mentioning them… http://serendipityhouse.bravejournal.com/entry/11847 It’s the last pic on the page. They’re the perfect perennial!! Glad you’re getting some…they’re great…enjoy!

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