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Geranium macrorrhizum

Bigroot Cranesbill

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Description

This geranium has deep green, palmately lobed leaves that are very aromatic when bruised. The semi-evergreen foliage has a velvety appearance and turns brilliant scarlet in fall when planted in sun. The bright pink blossoms that bloom from spring into summer are like beacons in the shade. This mounded plant spreads by rhizomes and makes an excellent ground cover for difficult sites in sun or shade. Use it under trees or woven through the perennial border. A wonderful ground cover for the perennial border.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Mounded
Exposure
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
May - June
Bloom Color
Pink, White
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Groundcover
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Perennial
Hardiness Zone
3 - 8