There doesn't seem to be a Thread for the geranium clan so here's to the start of one!
This is Monsonia emarginata which is a short lived perennial in our garden but withstands the harst conditions and goes through summer with very little water (maybe it wouldn't be so short lived it we watered it a bit more!?)
Nice photo... I have never seen a Monsonia. How hardy are they?
I agree, we need a geraniaceae thread... I'm mostly into Erodium and Geraniums. I struggle to find information that is useful on hardiness for my conditions here in central Ontario, especially on Erodiums. A lot of trial and error going on the last few winters!
They survive -7oC at our place but not sure they'd like snow
I guess you could only try! I'll see if I can catch some seed if you want to give it a go,
They sound like good candidates for an un-heated back porch where i have over-wintered some not-so-hardy geraniums such as G. palmatum. It can dip to the freezing point in there, but usually stays a bit above. I winter my pond fish in there in a big tub that only gets a thin crust of ice on the coldest nights. There would be no excessive wet and snow! A lot of my other non'hardy geraniaceae such as Erodium 'William Bishop' (formerly 'Bishop's form') and South African geraniums are crammed in a small heated portion of my garage, under lights... The fun of a Canadian winter!
Very interesting, Fermi !
Does Pelargonium curviandrum also survive outside in the winter for you without any protection?
All these are usually grown outdoors though I did put the P.curviandrum into the Shadehouse when the foliage died off and the flower-buds started to show.
Our winters are fairly mild though and the ground doesn't freeze
I also grow Geranium harveyii. I like that it can grow with little water in hot, dry spots. The flowers are small, but the foliage is gorgeous.