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Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Czakor’ (Cranesbill)

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Geranium Macrorrhizum 'Czakor', Geranium 'Czakor', Cranesbill 'Czakor', Hardy Geranium 'Czakor', Rock Geranium 'Czakor', Best geraniums, Best groundcovers

Very fragrant, adaptable, and beautiful, Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Czakor’ (Cranesbill) makes lovely, semi-evergreen groundcover in the garden. This hardy geranium creates a thick mat of fragrant, rounded, light green leaves topped with abundant clusters of magenta flowers in late spring to early summer. The lush foliage takes on attractive purple tints in the fall, extending the season of interest for this plant.

  • This geranium has a refined spreading habit and will easily spread in the garden by rhizomes. May also self-seed.
  • Grows up to 8-12 in. tall (20-30 cm) and 2-4 ft. wide (60-120 cm).
  • Clump-forming and vigorous, this sturdy performer is not only easy to grow, but it also requires very little maintenance and is pest and disease free!
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade, in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates full sun in cool summer areas. Drought tolerant, once established, it is attractive to butterflies but deer and rabbit resistant. More tolerant of heat and humidity than other geranium species.
  • No need to cut back or trim after flowering. Remove flowered stems and old leaves to encourage the production of fresh leaves and flowers.
  • A perfect border plant, it is a spectacular addition to beds, borders, cottage gardens, gravel gardensunderplanting roses and shrubs and is an excellent choice as a groundcover.
  • Propagate by division in spring or propagate by basal cuttings in early to mid-spring and root with bottom heat

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 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)
Height 8" - 1'
(20cm - 30cm)
Spread 2' - 4'
(60cm - 120cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
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, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Full Shade, Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Geranium carolinianum (Carolina Geranium)
Geranium viscosissimum (Sticky Purple Geranium)
Geranium clarkei ‘Kashmir White’ (Cranesbill)
Geranium x oxonianum ‘Miss Heidi’ (Cranesbill)
Geranium pratense ‘Midnight Reiter’ (Cranesbill)
Geranium sanguineum ‘Max Frei’ (Bloody Cranesbill)

Recommended Companion Plants

Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ (Hakone Grass)
Berberis thunbergii ‘Atropurpurea Nana’ (Japanese Barberry)
Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata ‘Nora Barlow’ (Columbine)
Stipa arundinacea (New Zealand Wind Grass)
Carex elata ‘Aurea’ (Bowles’ Golden Sedge)
Stachys byzantina (Lamb’s Ears)
Ajuga reptans (Bugleweed)
Campanula lactiflora (Milky Bellflower)
Hosta (Plantain Lily)

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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 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 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)
Height 8" - 1'
(20cm - 30cm)
Spread 2' - 4'
(60cm - 120cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
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, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Full Shade, Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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