A friend said to me how much she liked the maderense geranium today and I told her we grew many in our backyard. They are a beautiful plant with the most gorgeous pink flowers. I remembered the first time I saw them at Summers Past Farms in Flinn Springs. Bruce Asakawa, well-known gardening expert and his wife Sharon, were speaking there in 2000 and mentioned how easy they grew and spread. I bought one that day, and the plant has flourished ever since. It is a short-lived perennial; dies after blooming but spawns many seedlings.