The Geranium family is a huge family of garden and houseplants which have enjoyed popularity
with gardeners for centuries. The word geranium comes from the Greek word for crane
because geranium seedpods often resemble a bird's bill. John Gerard, the noted British gardener
and writer, who published his defining work, Herball or Historie of Plantes, in 1597
described several groups of native geraniums and then mentioned a Mediterranean native,
Geranium tuberosum, which had recently been introduced into Britain. Tuberosum grew
hugely popular in Britain and was available in America by the 1700's.
Tuberosum is a tuberous, woodland perennial groundcover with sculpted foliage. It can be
grown in partial shade or full sun. It prefers rich, well-drained soil, but will grow in less rich
environments. A good naturalizer. Available for Fall planting. Plant 4" deep and 4" apart.