Erodium chrysanthum (Silver Heronsbill)
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Erodium chrysanthum (Silver Heronsbill)

Silver Heronsbill, Golden Storksbill, Stork's Bill, Yellow Storksbill, Erodium chrysanthum


Ideal for a rockery, Erodium chrysanthum (Silver Heronsbill) is a small evergreen perennial forming a dense mound of feathery, silvery green leaves. The beautiful silky foliage is handsome in its own right. Blooming for months from spring to late summer, lemon-scented, creamy yellow, geranium-like flowers, about 2 in. across (5 cm), are borne over the foliage. Silver Heronsbill is dioecious with separate male and female plants. Unless both are planted, the female flowers will not produce their interesting fruits with their long heron's beaks. Native to Greece, Silver Heronsbill is an excellent perennial for rock gardens, containers, or mixed borders. Long lived, easy, and adaptable, Silver Heronsbill is perfect for the water-wise garden.

  • Grows up to 4-10 in. tall (10-25 cm) and 8-24 in. wide (20-60 cm).
  • Performs best in gritty, well-drained soils in full sun. Drought tolerant, it requires little to no supplemental water once established. Protect from excess winter wet.
  • Good for beds and borders, rock gardens, containers.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for vine weevil if grown in containers. Deer resistant.
  • Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in spring.
  • Propagate by division in spring, or by basal softwood cuttings in late spring and early summer.
  • Native to Greece.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4" – 10" (10cm – 25cm)
Spread 8" – 2' (20cm – 60cm)
Spacing 8" – 24" (20cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4" – 10" (10cm – 25cm)
Spread 8" – 2' (20cm – 60cm)
Spacing 8" – 24" (20cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden

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