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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Variegatum'

Also called Scented Cranesbill


Geranium macrorrhizum 'Variegatum' - Variegated Bigroot Geranium

More About Geranium macrorrhizum 'Variegatum'

  • Deep magenta pink flowers rise slightly above the foliage
  • Attractive, cranesbill-like, seed heads follow the flowers
  • Leaves are deeply lobed and hairy
  • Mid-green leaves are irregularly edged and splashed with creamy-yellow
  • Foliage has a strong, citronella scent when crushed
  • Forms an attractive, ground cover
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
  • Flower Size: 2.5 cm

Zone:

3

Height:

30-45 cm

Spread:

40-50 cm

Colour:

Magenta
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Variegated 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. Variegated foliage may revert back to green with time so remove green foliage when discovered. 


Geranium macrorrhizum 'Variegatum' 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

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Seed
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Spreading

Foliage Color

Yellow
Green
Variegated

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge