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Geranium macrorrhizum

Also called Scented Cranesbill


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Geranium macrorrhizum - Bigroot Geranium

More About Geranium macrorrhizum

  • Deep magenta-pink flowers rise slightly above the foliage
  • Attractive, cranesbill-like seed heads follow the flowers
  • Leaves are deeply lobed, mid-green and hairy
  • Foliage has a strong, citronella scent when crushed
  • Forms an attractive, ground cover
  • Foliage turns reddish-bronze in autumn
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
  • Flower Size: 2. 5 cm

Zone:

4

Height:

40-45 cm

Spread:

40-60 cm

Colour:

Magenta
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Bigroot Geranium Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade and adapts well to dry, shady conditions. Macrorrhizum cultivars require little pruning to maintain their shape throughout the season. A light pruning may be necessary to remove flower stems. Spreads by shallow rhizomes.


Geranium macrorrhizum Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Seed
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Spreading

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge

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