Wild Geranium or Sticky Geranium
This species is a common sight in most areas of the western states and is very tolerant of heat once established. Wild Geranium has pinkish-purple flowers of two or more on branching stems above foliage covered with sticky hairs. To break the dormancy, soak these hard seeds for 48 hours prior to planting.
Rate: 1 oz./75 sq.ft.
Bloom time: May – July
Pkt. weight: 500 mg (approx. 50 seeds)
Generally, as in nature, the most successful germination comes from the seed lying dormant in the soil for the winter months, so that it can take advantage of the spring moisture to germinate when the correct temperature is reached for that species. It is the swing in temperatures between the winter to the spring that tends to break the dormancy of the seed. We try to emulate that by putting the seed in the freezer or soaking the seed, but the best success is to let it happen naturally.