Sticky Purple Geranium Seeds (Geranium viscosissimum)

Packet of 100 Seeds


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Single Packet of 100 Seeds

Grow Sticky Purple Geranium from freshly harvested Geranium viscosissimum flower seeds. Sticky Purple Geranium is not only seen as a beautiful flowering plant, but was also used as a medicinal herb by the Indians. It's roots and leaves were known to treat the common cold as well as alleviate pain from sore eyes. The plants themselves grow to a mature height of about 16 to 36 inches tall, producing 1 inch wide, pink colored flowers. The foliage of Sticky Purple Geranium is densely covered in small hairs, which run up and down it's stems & leaves.

Interestingly enough, Sticky Purple Geranium is categorized as a protocarnivorous plant, meaning that it is able to dissolve protein from insects that become trapped on it's leaves. It then absorbs the nitrogen from the protein.

Grown as a perennial flowering plant, Sticky Purple Geranium will establish a deep root system that will allow it to return the following growing season. Once cooler temperatures set in and all plant life wilts on the surface, the roots will remain dormant until temperatures are warm again. The plants have become popularly used in landscaping since it is drought tolerant once established. The Pink flowers will bloom profusely from May until late August and it's foliage will turn red with the cooler temperatures of the Autumn season.

For a more descriptive article pertaining to the Sticky Purple Geranium flower, click here. You will find all sorts of additional information including seed information, plant care, establishment etc. All of which comes from the USDA website.

Sticky Purple Geranium flower seeds are best started directly outdoors when the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed. Begin by clearing your sowing area of all unwanted weeds & plant life. Turn the soil, or throw down new soil in it’s place. Scatter the seeds to the surface of your sowing area, lightly covering the seeds with 1/4” of topsoil. See below for additional information about spacing.

Sticky Purple Geranium will flourish best in an area of full sunlight but can tolerate partial shade as well. Temperatures should be at least 65F to 70F, while the soil should be moderate to rich & well drained. Adding a mixture of compost to hard compacted soil can improve drainage. Water daily so that the seeds and the soil are kept moist up until germination has occurred.

Sticky Purple Geranium flower seeds will begin to germinate within roughly 7 to 21 days after sowing. The plants grow to a mature height of about 16 to 36 inches tall and can be spaced anywhere from 6 to 18 inches apart from one another. This flowering plant is best enjoyed outdoors and is not often seen indoors or as a cut flower.

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