Zone 3 - 9
Perennial Plant of the Year 2015
A low growing, compact Cranesbill with showy, large white blooms that are flushed with pink. Flowers most profusely in early summer but will rebloom throughout the season. For sun to part shade in moist, well-drained soil. This tough perennial is also quite tolerant of less than ideal conditions. Once established it is drought tolerant. Also performs well in the shade. A slow spreader useful as edging, in the rockery or as groundcover. Also makes a great container plant. Wonderfully fragrant foliage. I grow this in a shady, dry spot and it has done very well there. Red fall foliage. This is a very versatile plant. HEIGHT: 20-25 cm SPREAD: 30-45 cm
General Information Cranesbill Geraniums
These hardy, perennial Geraniums are not to be confused with the common bedding geraniums which are more properly called Pelargonium. Cranesbill Geraniums are hardy, long-lived, long-flowering and generally very easy-to-grow perennials. These are tough, low maintenance plants, free from pests and disease. There are quite a large variety of Cranesbills available -- something for virtually every garden situation including deep shade. Some of the most popular in recent years are the smaller varieties which are less than 12" high. They are perfect for a smaller garden, the rockery or even in a container. If you are developing a balcony garden these little gems are perfect.
There are also many mid-sized to large varieties, very suitable for the border. Some varieties such as Geranium sanguineum can even be used as a groundcover.
No matter which varieties you may grow it's hard not to fall in love with these durable and very dependable perennials.
Most varieties of Geranium are also very attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies.
1 GALLON container size
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