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Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’ (Cranesbill)

Cranesbill 'Biokovo', Hardy Geraniums

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Geranium × cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’ (Cranesbill) is a vigorous, semi-evergreen, mat-forming perennial with masses of 5-petaled, very pale pink flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), adorned with contrasting deep pink stamens. Blooming heavily in late spring or early summer, and to a lesser degree in fall when the weather cools, the flowers rise atop a foliage of aromatic, rounded, lobed, dark green leaves which become red-tinged in fall.

  • 2015 Perennial Plant of the Year.
  • Grows 6-12 in. tall (15-30 cm) and 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm). This Geranium spreads gently by underground stems.
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade, in moderately fertile, well-drained soils. Full shade tolerant. Tolerates some drought, but spreads best in moist, humusy soils with good drainage.
  • Attractive to butterflies, but deer and rabbit resistant.
  • Great addition to beds, borders, cottage gardens, rock gardens. Perfect as ground cover or for underplanting roses and shrubs.
  • This sturdy performer is not only easy to grow, but it also requires very little maintenance and is fairly pest and disease free. Some susceptibility to leaf spots and rusts.
  • Remove flowered stems and old leaves to encourage the production of fresh leaves and flowers.
  • Foliage may decline after flowering in hot summer climates, at which point it may be lightly sheared back and shaped to revitalize.
  • Propagate by division between early fall and early spring or cut back plants after flowering in summer then divide, replant and water well.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Geraniaceae
Genus Geranium
Common names Cranesbill
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 6" - 1'
(15cm - 30cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" (50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage
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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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Geraniaceae
Genus Geranium
Common names Cranesbill
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 6" - 1'
(15cm - 30cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" (50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage
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