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Geranium wilfordii is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.60 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
E. Asia - Japan, Korea.
Lowland and hills all over Japan[
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in most parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Succeeds in any moderately fertile retentive soil in a sunny position[
]. Tolerates a wide range of soil types[
Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits[
The aerial parts of the plant are antirheumatic, antiseptic and astringent[
]. It is used to improve the circulation, strengthen the bones and tendons[
]. The plant is used in the treatment of acute and chronic rheumatalgia, diarrhoea, dysentery and enteritis[
]. The plant has also shown antibacterial action against Staphylococcus aureus, streptococci, Pneumococci, Shigella flexneri etc[
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Division in spring or autumn. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.